2013 Movie Preview: A Good Day To Die Hard


Posted January 4, 2013 - By Joseph Baxter

2013 Movie Preview: A Good Day To Die Hard

Release Date: February 14
Director: John Moore
Rating: Not Yet Rated

It looks like John McClane's tradition of haplessly stumbling into the evil elaborate plots of international terrorists will not be stopping anytime soon. This time, his signature brand of wise-cracking carnage finds its way to Moscow, Russia, where teamed with his son, Jack, a lot of baddies are in for some serious death-dealing.

What We Know:

We are introduced to John's adult son, Jack McClane (Jai Courtney of Spartacus: Vengeance), a CIA operative who's in Moscow investigating the case of some heisted nuclear weapons. However, Jack soon gets himself stuck in a proverbial vodka bottle of trouble, which prompts the elder McClane to hop on a plane and see if he needs help with killing anyone or blowing stuff up. -- Apparently he does.

Now, a new brand of sophisticated, cosmopolitan megalomaniacs with accents and fancy trench-coats have found themselves in the crosshairs of the legendary hero of Nakatomi Plaza, Dulles International Airport, the New York City Federal Reserve Heist, and the Deadwood guy's massive cyber-attack. (The last of which John utilized the help of "A Mac.") This time, however, it's twice the McClane, double the pain.

Besides serving as important US exposure for the Russian cast, Mary Elizabeth Winstead reprises her role as John's daughter, Lucy. Plus, Cole Hauser and Sebastian Koch also round out the cast.

What We Expect:

Gunplay. Explosions. Witty one-liners. Sexy femme fatales. John and son tied up at some point while the bad guys, against all logic, decide to explain their elaborate plan in great detail. -- You know, the usual.

However, this is one franchise, where there are no doubts about what you're getting. And that is more than fine. The Die Hard formula is clearly in place for this fifth go-round and this time, the wave of unrelenting destruction will create a giant sonic boom that could crack the glass of Lenin's tomb.

John Moore, director of Behind Enemy Lines and Max Payne (aka, "Marky Max") is at the helm this time, leaving the cinematic magic of bullet-time behind for what appears to be a more straight-forward action event.

When all is said and done, John and Jack are going to leave what little is left of these nuke-stealing-scumbags piled across the Kremlin arranged to spell "yippee-ki-yay." (Or not, but whatever it is, it should be satisfying.)


For more info on A Good Day To Die Hard, check out its official section on Fox Movies.


Be sure to check out more of G4's 2013 movie previews throughout the month of January.

2013 Movie Preview: A Good Day To Die Hard


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