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A Good Day to Die Hard: a rubbish movie through and through!

I'm very excited today. It's the first time that I'm going to sit down to write a review for a movie that's rubbish for BizLounge. I should also put in from the outset that I actually liked it, though. A Good Day to Die Hard is a rubbish movie through and through! But it's a fun movie.
There's a semblance of a storyline that suggests that Skip Woods wrote the script when he was five, lots of cool gun fights and explosions. There are bad Russian people (those evil Russians!) and Bruce Willis as John McClane walking the streets of Russia swearing at everyone and being a douchebag father. The biggest thing is the helicopter that is crashed into a building because, you know, it's a Die Hard movie. The movie is very short, at 98 minutes, and this is actually a good thing. McClane and his CIA agent kid, Jack McClane, played by Jai Courtney (Spartacus: War of the Damned, 2010), can only kill the evil Russian man once, after all, and then they have to get back home for dinner. But while they're in Russia they might as well take the time to jump over to Chernobyl, Ukraine and have a few gunfights there and cause an explosion or two.

A Good Day to Die Hard: a rubbish movie through and through!A Good Day to Die Hard: a rubbish movie through and through!


I don't actually know why I'm writing a review for this movie! It's a bad movie, guys, it really is. Wait for it to come out on DVD and Blu-ray and then hire it - don't actually buy it. Invite a few friends over, get very drunk and laugh. You can also grab a few buddies and go see it on half-price movie day and use a bunch of discount cards to make it even cheaper. Remember to laugh at how ridiculous it is.

It's fun, a redeeming factor


I vaguely remember liking the first two Die Hard movies and disliking the third one. I never got around to bothering with 4.0. A Good Day to Die Hard is fun, though. I must emphasise this redeeming factor. You can catalogue it under the influx of new action movies that have been revived by The Expendables (2010). It slots right in there with its 1980s/90s vibe. It seems these old guys like Bruce Willis just never stop being cool, they're like good whiskey. When I was at the cinema to see this movie I saw that they were also showing Jean-Claude Van Damme in 6 Bullets (2012) and Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand (2013). A thing is happening here and I'm not sure if it's a good thing or not. Action is the order of the day and more so in its old-school format. However it turns out, I'm sure it will provide a few laughs.



A Good Day to Die Hard is the sort of movie I wish I'd just made at home for shits and giggles. Go see Bruce Wills and Jai Courtney kick Russians in the head as father and son, John and Jack McClane if you're looking for a few laughs and your girlfriend/boyfriend, dogfriend or alter ego has kicked you out of the house.

Yippee yi-yay Mother Russia! Sigh.

About Charles Siboto

Charles Siboto is a delightful, youngish person. He firmly believes that kindness matters and cannot abide people who are asshats.

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