Wednesday, August 7, 2013

2013 - A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, 5th in the series

Bruce Willis is back as that Die Hard guy again.  This time Die Hard has to save his son in Russia from some Russian bad guys.  In the last Die Hard movie Die Hard had to save his daughter.   Die Hard's son is really a secret agent working for the CIA.  They have a strained relationship but manage to work together to shoot a lot of Russians.

Lots of stuff gets blown up, people get shot with various guns and automatic weapons.  This is standard action film stuff.  It's getting hard to remember what was special about the very first Die Hard film as Willis rolls into number 5.

The Russian locations are all filmed in very muted and drab colors because everyone knows that the sun never shines in Russia.  The film is a competently made action film with shooting or blow stuff up sequences at pretty regular intervals.  You can almost set a timer since they occur about every 15 minutes or so.

A Good Day To Die Hard made a lot of money in the overseas market.  A film like this doesn't require a lot of dubbing since it is basically Bruce Willis killing very bad people all the time.  This movie doesn't have to worry about translating the unimportant plot or character building stuff.

97 minutes

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