20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has released a new trailer for director John Moore's (Max Payne) highly anticipated A Good Day to Die Hard a.k.a Die Hard 5 (2013), starring Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney and Amaury Nolasco.
A Good Day to Die will have its U.S. premiere on February 14th.
John McClane (Willis) goes to Moscow to see if he can convince the local police to go easy on his son, who did something stupid while on holiday. Upon arrival, McClane discovers that things are not what they seem and he and his son are forced to break up a terrorist plot that imperils the planet.
Why do I suspect that the script they used for this, is a reworked version of the script written for that Die Hard 24/7 movie that fox wanted to make that would have teamed up John McClain and Jack Bauer.
DO NOT PAY TO SEE THIS IF IT'S PG-13. Die Hard used to stand for the pinnacle of action cinema, the last instalment was a juvenile, watered/dumbed down, amateurish hack job aimed at teens, and Fox seem to be repeating that business model here. If so, don't support them, don't encourage them.
If they get a proper director, proper writer and an R rating I'll be happy to give them my hard-earned. These sellout sequels are an insult to a once-great action series, and to audiences who rightly expect intelligent, mature action thrillers where the 'Die Hard' name is concerned.
if you take out the f-bombs and some of the cursing and maybe the more graphic bloody shots, die hard would have been pg13. it would still be a great action movie. as for the writing, its an ok plot but hans & karl are what made it great. that kind of villain is hard to come by. i happen to own the unrated version of DH4 and its not much different still brutal. look at Raiders of the Lost Ark. Its got spikes through the body. gun shots through the head, blood splatter, melting faces and an exploding head. and that was PG. if spielberg threw a few f-bombs it would have been r. ratings don't mean much.
@ Drooch - I'm sorry, but back in the 80s the R-Rating was the desired rating, nowadays it's PG-13. With the current economic climate and so much competition from other avenues, it just makes sense to release this theatrically as a PG-13.
I just long for the old days when Die Hard movies stuck to the "Die Hard" formula - I would have loved to hear McClane quote the immortal line "How can the same sh*t happen to the same guy five times?!?!"
R-rated please! Otherwise I wait for Blu Ray. With the delay on the rating similar to the last film, I am afraid for this. It means they are going through multiple edits to make it PG-13. Being in IMAX, I am almost certain this means PG-13. Sad, how they ruin a franchise like this. I will skip in theaters if its PG-13, the same as I did for AVP.
I agree, I'm with the majority here, rated R, or no sale! I understand what "baheidstu" is saying, but watering down action films has become the norm these days, meaning they don't feel like the movies I grew up with.