NON HORROR REVIEW-Right out the gate, this 2013 John Moore directed disasterpiece entitled "A Good Day To Die Hard" is terrible. I am really wondering who thought spending 92 million dollars and precious time on such a project was worth either investment.
Obviously with the franchise name, "Die Hard" these investors will regain the money, but time is gone and with not so much as an artistic frame of film in the 97 minute movie. Some of the humor in the initial sequences got me, I must admit, but after that I had no amusement whatsoever.
The automobile chase scene was one of the worst and sloppiest I have ever seen in any high budget effort and after my experience with "A Good Day To Die Hard" I absolute loathe John Moore as a director. This guy is terrible, irritating and constant close ups for a split second followed by an incredibly speedy zoom out made it that much harder to tolerate.
Just about every scene had tremendous amounts of camera shaking that was annoying beyond belief, while many scenes were chopping up seven different angles within five seconds, leaving the viewers either motion sick or lost with where the focal point had ended up.
The script was garbage, the storyline was trash as well and the acting was nothing close to what one would expect with the "Die Hard" name attached to it. I was surprised with this coming from a fairly talented writer, Skip Woods (Hitman, Swordfish, X-Men Origins:Wolverine)
A few attempts at a father/son relationship between John and Jack McLane (Bruce Willis & Jai Courtney) failed miserably, so there was little to no emotional ties connecting with the viewers. I like Bruce Willis, I've liked all the Die Hard films, this is not one of them in my opinion and should never have been titled as such. Instead it should have been called "A Good Day To Kill The Franchise."
I would say that I hope they stop at this one, but at the same time they can't go out like this. The only value I saw in this was the incredible explosions in the ending sequences along with when Willis was attempting to speak Russian to the cab driver, who then broke into Sinatra singing. Aside from that, don't watch it, it's not worth your time and I hope John Moore quits his job.