John McClane (Bruce Willis) is back in another action packed thriller that will just electrify you with the continuous amount of explosions, crazy stunts, and out of this world excitement. The fifth in the series of the "Die Hard" films that displays unbelievable bravery and amazing feats. This time John has his son Jack (Jai Courtney) as his ally and together they will bring Russia to its knees.
When John finds out that is Jack is going to trial for murder in Moscow, he decided that it is important to go and support him through his time of need. But when the trial is thwarted, John finds out that Jack is more involved then he originally thought. After several fantastic chase scenes and spectacular stunts, John finally finds out that his son is really a CIA agent in the middle of an intense rescue mission and uses his expertise to help him.
When these two characters get together, trying to recover information from Yuri Komarov (Sebastian Koch) to bring down his partner Viktor Chagarin (Sergei Kolesnikov) is just a sidebar to the action that occurs. What will this adventure lead for our two characters? Will these nuclear criminals and there team of assassins be the end of our heroes?
The director John Moore brings back the action, crazy stunts, and just plain violence that we remember from the first film of the series. The McClane duo performs some fantastic stunts that include jumping from buildings to avoid explosions, driving vehicles off of over passes, and much more. The spectacular special effects are performed perfectly and make this film a worthwhile see.
With a lot of action and some excellent comical side bar jokes, this film is very entertaining and worth the time to see. The storyline shifting from the United States over to Russia gives it an interesting twist to this action packed series. I was amazed at the stunts performed throughout the film and very entertained by the unbelievable job the special effects team did with the many explosions used.
Final Grade: I give this a B for its spectacular stunts and very entertaining storyline.
Director: John Moore
Runtime: 97 minutes (1 hour and 37 minutes)
MPAA Rating: Rated R for violence and language.
Genre: Action, Crime, and Thriller
Production Company: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners, and Origo Film Group.
Release Date: February 14th, 2013