Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Good Day To Die Hard movie review

Story:  Retired New York cop John McClane is once again caught at the wrong place at the wrong time when he went to a vacation in Russia only to find his son is in a middle of a crime heist.
Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Review: It is very rare to see old-school action movies recently. Bruce Willis started his first action movie with the film, Sunset but it was with Die Hard that launched him in movie star status and proved that he can be equal with action titans like Stallone and Schwarzenegger and even became a co-owner of Planet Hollywood with them.

I never thought that there were still Die Hard movies to follow after the last one. Although the last one was good but I prefer the first three Die Hard movies. I just felt that he could do other action characters that he is also good at when he played a former black ops agent in RED(Retired. Extremely Dangerous) and recently, Expendables 2. These movies shows that he can still do action movies now that he is also part of GI Joe Retaliation which is coming soon.

Not only that. Among all the movies in  the action genre, Die Hard is one of the longest. Rambo had three sequels and Terminator had two sequels counting only the ones with Schwarzenegger. Since the last movie, there are major developments and changes in his iconic character John McClane as well as revelation which involves his estranged son.

Jai Courtney first get the attention in a TV series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. But it was in the movie, Jack Reacher starring Tom Cruise that proved he can do more roles beyond Spartacus. Now, he is playing the part of Jack, John McClane's son. Despite that there is some changes like Jack teaming up with his father, knowing that McClane is no longer doing solo action, it still a fun movie to watch. If you grew up watching action movies with your father, then this is the movie for you. A Good Day To Die Hard is released in 2D format and IMAX by Twentieth Century Fox and distributed by Warner Bros.

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