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“What’s with the “John” shit? What happened to “Dad”?”
– John McClane

SYNOPSIS: Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack – unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes. – via IMDB

a good day to die hard

GRADE 2Are you kidding me? Oh my goodness! I mean I have always heard that this one was the worst of the lot, I have read the rages, I have gone through it all, but I did not think it would be this bad. Hell, I had a friend who went out while he was in England to see this, paid in pounds and got up and left because he could not bear to suffer but one more minute of it. I think I am wholeheartedly in agreement there! Wow, what a pile of crap movie! Everything about this sucks. Let’s start with Jai Courtney… no wait, I will backtrack to this. Let’s start with  McClane’s kids… they are total freaking ingrates, rude to boot, and annoying as heck. Well, Junior more so than sister Lucy, but not by much. Goodness! I mean I know people have issues with their folks, most do, and I get that he was a relatively absent father and a douche, but come on! If they had set the premise up better for the both of the kids and McClane, I could have gotten more on board with it. However, it was not. Moving along from that back to Courtney… no. Just no. I have not seen a single thing with him in it yet where I thought he was alright. This was no exception. The story is a dreadful mess, and the humour is awful, not funny, forced and awkward I didn’t like it. Let’s not even talk about the sketchy as hell effects that are all over display here, I actually cringed. The dialogue… oh my goodness, why?! I see absolutely no reason why this movie needed to be made, nary a one. What a waste of my time. Ugh. There was like no chemistry between Willis and Courtney, and I cringed watching them together, and my eyes rolled at the shallow story that was predictable right off the bat. There was nothing that really had me rooting for anyone, I was over it within the first ten minutes, and the story makes these huge leaps and bounds that just don’t fit it. What a mess! I seriously cannot think of any redeeming factors, and I am going in loops here with all that I did not like, so maybe it is best I stop. I see what they were trying to do here, but they should have just left it well enough alone.

31 thoughts on “Rapid Review: A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

  1. lukebbtt says:

    This movie broke my heart.

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    1. Zoë says:

      It’s dreadful!

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  2. Keith says:

    Yep! This was a steaming hunk of garbage! I left the theater pissed off.

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    1. Zoë says:

      I can’t blame you! Spending that money for such a kick in the teeth must be really crap!

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  3. emmakwall says:

    Haha, love this review Zoe!! Happy New Year btw 🙂

    Me and my boyfriend watching this on TV over Christmas and spent the entire time taking the p*ss out of it. Absolutely awful. And sooo right about the humour being awful too.

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    1. Zoë says:

      And happy new year to you too Em!

      Ugh. What a waste!

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      1. emmakwall says:

        Thanks Zoe 🙂

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  4. Jordan Dodd says:

    Hehe, amusing review mate 🙂

    It pains me to say this being an Aussie, but I couldn’t agree with you more on Jai Courtney. He is just so…. wooden!

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks Jordan!

      His performances are always stiff and wooden, not a fan.

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  5. movierob says:

    a 2?? how could u rate it so high??? This ruined the whole franchise just like that 4th Indy (which they never really made, right?) maybe we should all pretend they didnt make this one also 🙂

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    1. Zoë says:

      I decided on a one star, which equates to a two hahaha! Gosh what an awful movie!

      Indiana Jones is a trilogy. That’s just that.

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  6. table9mutant says:

    Whoa! A 2?! Lol. I love it when you hate a movie. I mean, it’s fun to read a rant. 😉 Guess I’ll skip this one!!

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    1. Zoë says:

      Hahaha yeah, and a two was being really gracious! It’s always fun to write a rant. Skip it. Just be done.

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  7. theipc says:

    Dearest GJB,

    I didn’t think this was THAAAAAAT bad – let’s keep things in perspective –

    #amityvillehaunting

    Love,

    SSC

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    1. Zoë says:

      Dear SSC,

      Fair enough… fair enough… this was still terrible though hahahaha!

      Love,

      GJB

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  8. I’m surprised you gave this movie a 2. Mine would have been -1000 or something. This film along with Terminator Genisys pretty much destroyed my love of these franchises.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Lol! Haven’t seen the new Terminator yet, I will watch it when I marathon them all, but it sounds like people were complaining with a reason.

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      1. You should check out my review on Terminator Genisys. The film is just awful. There’s a common denominator between both franchises – Jai Courtney.

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  9. Chris Evans says:

    This one shocked me as well Zoe, to think I almost paid to go and see this myself. Luckily I only rented it but still, the idea of any further Die Hard films is no longer appealing (and yep number 6 is in the works!).

    Anyway here are my thoughts on A Good Day from a while back:

    https://geekbloggeruk.wordpress.com/2013/10/13/film-review-a-good-day-to-die-hard/

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    1. Zoë says:

      No ways! Another one?! Did they not learn their lesson with this?! NO!

      Heading over to check it out now!

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      1. Chris Evans says:

        Yeah apparently it will flashback to the 70s when McClane is a rookie NY cop with present day sequences featuring Bruce Willis…seriously!

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  10. vinnieh says:

    This was a pretty bad movie, I don’t know why they felt the need to do another Die Hard movie.

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  11. Ben says:

    What annoys me more about this movie is that Willis is clearly doing it for the pay check. He isn’t playing McClane here and doesn’t care either. Let this franchise die now. It’s best is behind it, far behind it.

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    1. Zoë says:

      I absolutely agree with you. There was no oomph to his role. I am sad to say I believe they are doing another one?

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      1. Ben says:

        I heard prequel too which never works well…

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  12. garethrhodes says:

    All of a sudden, I remember the pain. I had abdominal surgery the same year that I saw this film…I’m still trying to decide which hurt the most.

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    1. Zoë says:

      xD Oh that’s classic!

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  13. This movie was just a nightmare. And the worst thing is that the previous insrallment was surprisingly pretty cool…

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    1. Zoë says:

      Gosh this one was bad. To be honest though, I enjoyed this series but don’t love it like most.

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      1. Well, the first movie was iconic and had the great Alan Rickman. What followed was just copy-pasting like it always happens with a variable degree of success. 🙂

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