John McClane travels to Russia to help his estranged son get put of trouble, but he discovers that his son is actually CIA and is on top secret mission that, if failed, could result in a catastrophe (cliche?). Apart from the fact that it's an action packed thrill ride from beginning to end (literally), Die Hard 5 just fails to please me. Let's start of with the rant about sequels, IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A SUCCESSFUL MOVIE FRANCHISE DON'T MAKE SEQUELS THAT WILL KILL IT!!! Seriously, when will movie makers realize that this is wrong? Moving on, how many times does John have to repeat "I'm on vacation." what was this supposed to be the catchphrase or something? I was fine with "Yippee ki-yay motherfucker!"; besides, the one time he says it in the movie, you can barely hear it. Another thing that pissed me off was the fact that the father and son team actually went to Chernobyl without any form of protection from all the radiation, I know this may sound ridiculous, but there's a limit as to how much you can exaggerate in an action flick. Finally, I felt like this movie was rushed, it's like Bruce Willis just wanted to get it over and done with as fast as possible.
|People don't read signs nowadays|
But there is a light at the end of the tunnel, the film does have some positive points after all. For instance, my bam-bam-kaboom-meter (yeah that's what I call it) was filled right to the top. Moreover, the amount of badassery in the movie is just ridiculous, and there are a lot of unexpected twists. AND, it's always good to see Bruce Willis on the big screen, god that guy is just amazing.
To sum up, if you're looking for an good action flick, go right ahead and watch this movie. But if you are a huge Die Hard fan like I am, don't even bother, like seriously, DON'T EVEN BOTHER!!
"YIPPEE KI-YAY MOTHERFUCKER"