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A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) Film Review, a movie directed by John Moore and starring Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Patrick Stewart, Cole Hauser, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Amaury Nolasco, Aksel Hennie, Sebastian Koch, Anne Vyalitsyna, Pasha D. Lychnikoff, Yuliya Snigir, and Attila Árpa. Plot Synopsis The promoted storyline for the movie was that John McClane (Bruce Willis) would [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Yippee Ki Yay, John McClane is back, this time with his son and twice the excitement. Keeping audiences on the edge of their seats for 25 years, the latest chapter of the popular action franchise delivers the thrills and the ultimate father-son action duo as A Good Day to Die Hard debuts on Digital HD on May 14 and on Blu-ray and DVD June 4 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring a double dose of McClane power, the film will also be available as an "Extended Edition" with over two hours of extreme bonus material just in time for Father's Day.
A Good Day to Die Hard is back in action - mind-blowing, heart-stopping, rip-roaring action - as John McClane, the heroic New York cop with a knack for being in the wrong place at the right time. John's latest predicament takes him all the way to Russia to track down his estranged son, »
Box office comparisons between the current and the previous Die Hard movies [See previous post: "Is the latest Willis / Die Hard movie a domestic box-office hit or a flop?"] However, when compared to the previous four movies in the franchise, the latest entry is nothing but a box-office disappointment -- though, I should add, it's the first movie in the franchise not to open in late spring/summer. (Pictured above: Willis as the invincible hero John McClane in A Good Day to Die Hard.) Directed by John McTiernan (who's currently facing a potential one-year prison sentence for lying to the FBI during the Anthony Pellicano wiretapping investigation several years ago), the original Die Hard movie released in 1988 scored $7.5 million (approximately $14 million today) at 1,276 theaters on its first weekend in wide release, July 22-24. The movie eventually cumed with $83 million (approximately $162.5 million today) in the United States and Canada. Director Renny Harlin's Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990) grossed $21.74m (approx. $41m today) at 2,507 venues on its opening »
- Zac Gille
The Movie: A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) Studio: 20th Century Fox Director: John Moore Starring: Bruce Willis as John McClane, Jai Courtney as Jack McClane, Sebastian Koch as Komarov, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Lucy, Yuliya Snigir as Irina and Rasha Bukvic as Alik Screenwriter: Skip Woods RottenTomatoes: 17% MetaCritic: 29/100 Snippet from My Review: (read my full review here) Before A Good Day to Die Hard even hit theaters there was talk of a sixth installment, but this film will have to defy all odds for that to happen. While I didn't dislike the Len Wiseman-directed fourth installment as much as others, the writing is clearly on the wall in that today's so-called action directors don't hold a candle to the likes of old schoolers such as John McTiernan who only seemed to get better while today's plastic wrapped clones only get worse. Starter Questions Here are a few questions »
- Brad Brevet
Neil Hamburger is actually Gregg Turkington, a swell, very funny guy who recently stepped outside of his on-stage alter-ego to play an aging hipster in the small indie drama The Comedy. Once again refusing the dirty tux and awful comb over, the man is now joining his former co-star and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! collaborator Tim Heidecker for a new movie review show called On Cinema at the Cinema. If you enjoy either of their sense of humors, you'll dig this webseries, which is not an act, but actually the genuine working relationship between these sometimes bitter comedic masterminds. They are not highbrow critics, and their rapport is quite entertaining for anyone tired of the same old movie critic scene. We have their latest episode, where they take on A Good Day to Die Hard and Escape from Planet Earth. Their thoughts on both films are not what you might expect. »
Russian actress Yuliya Snigir makes her U.S. debut in a big way in A Good Day to Die Hard, playing Irina, the daughter of a Russian political prisoner who goes up against John McClane (Bruce Willis) after he travels to Russia to help his estranged son. After starring in the action blockbuster, Sniger moved to Los Angeles, signed with CAA, and will be seen in indie film Delirium. She also has a role in upcoming action-thriller Freezer, starring Dylan McDermott. The Hollywood Reporter: Russian Edition spoke to the actress about how she got the part in the big Hollywood
- Irina Danilova, THR Russia
Director: John Moore Writer: Skip Woods Starring: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Yuliya Snigir, Radivoje Bukvic As we watch many of our beloved action stars aging, it is easy to feel nostalgia for a time of inflated blockbusters with bodybuilding royalty. Fortunately, icons like Bruce Willis aren’t hanging up their Barettas anytime soon. This Valentine’s Day, reawaken your love for John McClane with A Good Day To Die Hard. The newest installment in the Die Hard franchise pairs McClane (Willis) with his son, Jack (Jai Courtney). Jack, we discover, is embroiled in an espionage scheme gone awry, and is in desperate need of his estranged father’s particular skills. Cue begrudging grunts of appreciation, father-son bonding one liners, and jokes about Willis’ age. The film is not surprisingly centralized on the passing of the torch from the gruff but wryly amused McClane to his »
- Jessica Delfanti
Opening this weekend is director John Moore’s A Good Day to Die Hard. The fifth Die Hard film has John McClane (Bruce Willis) teaming up with his estranged son, Jack (Jai Courtney), to settle their differences and take down the bad guys. The film also stars Yulia Snigir, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sebastian Koch, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Megalyn Echikunwoke, and Anne Vyalitsyna. During the recent Los Angeles press day I got to speak with Yuliya Snigir. We talked about her love of chess, transitioning from modeling to acting, her audition process, and more. In addition, we also talked about her other upcoming movies like Delirium and Freezer. Hit the jump to watch. And if you missed my video interviews with Bruce Willis or Jai Courtney, click the links. Yuliya Snigir Chess talk How she transitioned from Chess to modeling to acting Compares making movies in Russia to Hollywood How »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Since the first Die Hard in 1988, John McClane has found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing – and as cinemagoers we’ve loved him for it. However now John McClane faces his greatest challenge ever, this time on an international stage, with A Good Day to Die Hard. The fifth film in the franchise sees John McClane stumble on his estranged son Jack’s daring prison rescue of a Russian scientist bent on testifying against the countries corrupt leader. When the escape attempt goes awry, father and son McClane must work together to keep each other alive and keep the world safe for democracy.
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Marking the fifth entry in the franchise, A Good Day to Die Hard finally arrives on the big screen today, bringing with it all the action and explosions you’d expect from Bruce Willis and John McClane.
Willis is of course reprising his role as the iconic character once more, and Fox have debuted two new featurettes for the action blockbuster as it heads into theatres.
“Bruce Willis is back as iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, who for the first time finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack (Jai Courtney) — unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.”
- Kenji Lloyd
Because a real-life John McClane gunning down bad guys has gotten kinda tired, why not immortalize the man who made American cowboying an International hit in life-size chocolate? Cause that’s what the Japanese have done in a recent press conference for McClane’s latest adventure, “A Good Day to Die Hard”. The curious part here is that the Japanese guy “playing” John McClane is way more muscular and in shape than the actual John McClane circa 1986, which is kind of ironic. Remember, ’86 McClane was supposed to be an Everyman, not the superhero he is in today’s movies. By comparison, check out the Japanese lady playing Yuliya Snigir’s role from the movie. Then again, she has less of a hill to climb than her male counterpart — basically, she just needs to not look bad in the leather bodysuit, which, I’m happy to say, she doe snot. Oh, »
Over the last few days, I've looked back at the Die Hard franchise, and tried to explain what makes these films unique. The obvious answer is John McClane (Bruce Willis). Willis helped to craft a memorable character who was the wise-cracking, scrappy, desperate hero we can all root for. But it's not simply an attitude. Die Hard is a matter of circumstance and response, and the two best films—Die Hard and Die Hard with a Vengeance—back McClane into a corner and force him to rely on his wits and strength to survive. He gets the shit kicked out of him, swears constantly, but laughs in the face of near death. John McClane's personality lives in A Good Day to Die Hard. Everything else dies horribly. In its poor, convoluted excuse for a plot, John McClane heads to Moscow after his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney) is arrested for an assassination. »
- Matt Goldberg
Dear Bruce Willis,
What happened to you? You used to represent the best in the action hero archetype. The "everyman" who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time; a man who, when the stuff hit the fan, found a way to save people and make us root for you. David Addison be damned, you were John McClane! You were the best of us. And we loved you.
A Good Day to Die Hard is a terrible film. There, I can save you time in reading this review, because it needs to be said early and often. Take every dumb cliche; every ridiculous action film notion, and then add terrible editing, a horrible script, suspect directing, and a shaky handheld camera and you get the latest (and hopefully last) film in the decades-running Die Hard film franchise.
Bruce Willis reprises his role as John McClane, »
Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Those who felt that John McClane’s last bad day, Live Free or Die Hard, didn’t feel quite Die Hard enough will find themselves prepping an apology to Len Wiseman once they emerge from A Good Day To Die Hard, the fourth sequel in the series and the one that will finally prove that it’s time to put the beloved action hero out to pasture.
Another personal story for McClane (Willis), he travels to Russia to save his son, Jack (Jai Courtney), who has been arrested for assassinating a man in a night club. However, the pair soon enough uncover a wide conspiracy, and the plot clumsily waltzes its way through a political intrigue scenario involving a Macguffin in the way of a top secret file, stolen Plutonium stashes and double crosses, though I suspect most audiences will struggle to recount all this, given »
- Shaun Munro
It's supposed to be a parody of itself, right?
John McClane used to be a cowboy. Now, he's a cartoon character – specifically, Wile E. Coyote, given how many times he should be seriously injured and/or killed in this movie. He's shot at, involved in several serious car accidents, crashes through glass windows and ceilings and plummets through floor after floor of high-rise scaffolding. The most he suffers is a scratch here and there, and then he's ready to pop back up again with a bemused twinkle in his eye and a wry quip.
Part of the charm of this character, which was crucial in defining Bruce Willis' career, was the regular-guy, Reagan-era resourcefulness he represented; now, he's weirdly superhuman. But as »
Title: A Good Day To Die Hard Directed by John Moore Starring: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Yuliya Snigir, Cole Hauser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Written by Skip Woods Somewhere between 1995′s Die Hard With A Vengeance and 2007′s Live Free Or Die Hard John McClane went from being a cop with a bad life to full fledged superhero with a bad life. True, most of us grew up with McClane, and that alone would elevate him to such status, the everyman quality present in the original film is what makes that now twenty-five year old classic stand on its own legs. But here we are, five films in with [ Read More ]
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With A Good Day to Die Hard hitting theaters tomorrow, it's a good time to revisit the entire Die Hard franchise. Today we have a new series of infographics that break down the first four movies by the numbers. For instance, did you know that in the first Die Hard, Bruce Willis' John McClane saved 36 hostages and took out 22 bad guys? Take a look at these informative images to learn more about Die Hard, Die Hard 2: Die Harder, Die Hard With a Vengeance, and Live Free or Die Hard.
A Good Day to Die Hard was released February 14th, 2013 and stars Bruce Willis, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jai Courtney, Yuliya Snigir, Patrick Stewart, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Cole Hauser, Anne Vyalitsyna. The film is directed by John Moore. »
Chicago – The franchise has been in steady decline since the original “Die Hard,” quite simply one of the best action films of all time, but that still doesn’t prepare one for the truly horrendous “A Good to Day to Die Hard,” a complete waste of time on every level. Loud, obnoxious, boring, cartoonish, morally reprehensible, and just plain stupid, “A Good Day to Die Hard” is just bad, bad, bad. The movie bears so little resemblance to the first film in the franchise that they literally share nothing in common other than an actor and a character name (and this is clearly another script that was originally conceived as a non-franchise film and then barely forced into the series like a square peg into a round hole). If someone at Fox is wise, they’ll just rename this something generic before its DVD release and admit that this isn »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
The plot this time sees John McClane take a trip over to the Russian capital of Moscow, as he hopes to make things right with estranged son Jack (rising star Jai Courtney). Unbeknown to our favourite, unlucky New York cop, Jack is on deep undercover CIA duty and they’re both soon entangled in an espionage mission involving international terrorists.
Source: Yahoo Movies
- Craig Hunter
Hitting theatres hard over the Valentine’s weekend next week, A Good Day to Die Hard will see Bruce Willis once more front and centre for the latest instalment in the immensely successful action franchise.
We saw a great new trailer released earlier in the week, and now Yahoo Movies have debuted a new clip from the film, filled with as much action as you’d expect.
“Bruce Willis is back as iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, who for the first time finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack (Jai Courtney) — unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, »
- Kenji Lloyd
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