Synopsis: John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.
Release Date: February 14, 2013
Thoughts: There’s still some life left in John McClane as we approach the Valentine’s Day release of A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth entry in the series. Though the look of this film feels light years away from the rugged 1988 original, I’m happy to welcome back Mr. McClane as he teams up with his son (Jai Courtney, impressive in Jack Reacher) to battle the Russians over, what else, nuclear weapons. The previous entry in 2007 had some incredibly entertaining action sequences and this film looks to outdo its predecessor in the stunt work department…much to my delight. There’s a fine line these films have always walked between action and comedy but the great equalizer has always been Bruce Willis with his easy-going delivery that he can back-up with a punch. Still…am I wrong in wishing that Bonnie Bedelia would make a cameo in this as McClane’s wife?