mardi 5 mars 2013

A Good Day to Die Hard — The franchise goes international with a bang — 7*/10

A Good Day to Die Hard is the 5th installment of the Die Hard franchise, the 2nd of the revival, and it is quite good. This time, it has the feel of a James Bond movie, but done à la John McClane.

In this piece, they explored the relationship between John and his son, and I was surprised by the result. It's not as one-liner riddled as I thought, and it has some nice depth.

Bruce Willis is still true to his character and plays it with the same flair. Jai Courtney give a good performance even if it's a simplistic cookie cutter sample of a basic action hero easily fooled for his goodness.

What I don't understand is that in the version I saw, they cut out the biker chick stripping... Drat. Other than that, it's the blow up the bad guys kind of flick with a few nice twist. If the story had just been a little bit less linear, I would have given a better rating.

The biggest problem, is that even disregarding the impossibility of the action scenes, there's a few of scientific flaws you have to overlook to appreciate the film. It was annoying during the last third of the story, but I got over it.

Expect some good action entertainment, a bunch of quips, and you'll be satisfied.