Rainer's Review of A Good Day To Die Hard
A Good Day To Die Hard(2013)
I can't remember the last time I saw such an atrocious film in theater. Yeah, John Carter was a boring mess, but it felt like there was someone who actually put all his heart in it and had ambition. This fifth Die Hard flick is just slacky - with way too much shaky cam.
It doesn't have that much action sequences, but some of the worst narration-breaking scenes (like, maybe the worst dramaturgic scene ever, when Komarov and the old McClane discuss fatherhood out of nowhere and then Jack comes and eavesdrops on them) I've seen in a long long time.
Willis is in his element though when the bad guys come and he's allowed to shoot them up with a lot of fancy weapons (although I missed that he didn't kill a guy with the carrot - Shoot 'Em Up-style). I also learned that it's nowadays not enough to throw a bad guy from the roof - you have to split him in half with a tail rotor as well.
What can I say more, beside the obvious, that the plot is so improbable, you just don't even care anymore after the first 10 minutes and that there are a lot of Mercedes trucks in Russia. It also doesn't seem to bother anyone if a armored car with turret rushes through Moscow (this thing also abrogates the laws of physics).
The scenes I appreciated the most, were the ones that I laughed my ass off - sadly these were not the comedic relief scenes but totally unintentionally action bull shit scenes - A Good Day almost cracked the so-bad-it's-good barrier.
Sometimes you just have to watch real crap to realize you great the good stuff is.