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As Die Hard fans we were all looking forward to the fifth outing for John McClane. Well, I have to say I was the only one of four who stayed with it until the end and I'm not sure why really. From the start it just didn't come across as a Die Hard film. The whole mood was different, there were no John McClane one-liners which identify the character, in fact were it not for the film title and Bruce Willis himself I wouldn't have known it was a Die Hard film at all. The four previous films are remembered for their action scenes, very far fetched of course, sometimes really silly, the fighter plane scene in no. 4 comes to mind, but that's why we love Die Hard. In this film the car chase sequences just seemed to go on and on and it all became very boring. That said, we (sorry I mean I) perhaps made the mistake when deciding to watch the longer uncut version.
We all thought his son was instantly unlikeable. In Die Hard 4, his daughter was feisty, displayed the McClane toughness, but in this one the son was just unpleasant throughout. Yes, he was a trained agent but if I was John McClane I wouldn't have wasted the plane fare over there. One more thing, if the characters insist on speaking Russian, and in my opinion they didn't need to because other films just have them speaking English with an accent, it only works if you can actually read the subtitles. The font was dreadful.
Was it worth the money? ABSOLUTELY NOT. Would I watch Die Hard 6 and I hear Bruce Willis may do another? ABSOLUTELY YES. I blame the filmmakers, Bruce Willis and John McClane have earned my loyalty and I would give them a chance to put things right. Bring back Sgt Al Powell, he'll lighten it up a bit.
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Initial post: 12 Jun 2014 01:59:43 BDT
Timelord - 007 says:
Great review Kelv.
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