Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Good Day to Die Hard Review - 1 Star

Bruce Willis completes the trifecta of aging over the hill action stars trying for one last desperate hit.  “A Good Day to Die hard”–like Stallone’s ‘Bullet to the Head” and Arnold’s “The Last Stand” — feels like a movie that opened thirty years too late.  In this episode, Willis–still a new York City policeman–goes to Moscow to get his son out of jail not knowing the kid’s working undercover for the CIA.  The first third showcases a downtown Moscow car chase involving literally hundreds of crashes which must have made the Moscow residents scratch their heads at the waste.  The plot thickens:  Willis and son must stop some bad guys from stealing nuclear grade uranium.  Two guys versus an army of thugs with a helicopter.  “A Good Day to Die Hard” has infinite gun play, humans doing such inhuman things you can only laugh, and absolutely no credibility.  The massive number of bullets and assault weapon sprays feels so out of touch with the post-Sandy Hook world I wonder at film companies who shrug their shoulders and go ahead and release stuff like this already in their pipeline.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Die Hard except with an over the hill Bruce Willis.  Is it entertaining?  Ludicrous.  Is it worth the price of admission?  A Good Day to Stay Home.