Review: Latest ‘Die Hard’ dies hard
‘A Good Day to Die Hard’
Director: John Moore
Stars: Bruce Willis
The original “Die Hard” is an ‘80s classic. A near perfect mix of action, humor and Bruce Willis’s charisma, it was a claustrophobic thriller set inside an office building. Since then the movies have slowly opened up the action, becoming more generic with every added location. The new film sees Willis in Russia joining forces with his CIA operative son (Jai Courtney) on a dangerous mission involving a government whistleblower and WMDs.
It has exotic locations and a body count that would take a mathematician to calculate, but none of the wit or style of the first film. In this case, more is less.