A Good Day To Die Hard

Posted on February 24, 2013


A Good Day To Die Hard – I think the real critics panned this, but if you’re a fan of Bruce Willis, and who isn’t?,  it’s highly entertaining.  There’s smashing and crashing and some of the most improbable jumps and leaps ever.  Claiming he’s on vacation, John McClane (Willis) travels to Russia to find his son, Jack (Jai Courtney), who is now CIA.  McClane, Sr.  seems to get a real kick out of his boy being a spy.

 The plot involves a secret file that a Russian prisoner has with evidence against another high-ranking government official.  Turns out to be a vault of uranium instead. Jack doesn’t want John around and thinks he’s nothing but a screw-up.  We all know behind that calm façade with the smirky little grin, there’s intuition and intelligence going on.

 Don’t let the brutal beating scenes soak into you. I read somewhere that 100+ cars were destroyed and over 500 damaged which is probably the reason a note at the end stated the number of jobs the movie created.   Just enjoy the smart remarks, the father-son semi-bonding, and the 57-year-old Willis still looking good.