Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

What happened to guy who was supposed to make the score? Really, what happened to him or her or them? Movie had few times that lacked any music. Sometimes that could be effective but in those scenes it felt like something was missing. I heard this was really bad movie but honestly only thing that really bothered me was lack of music in some scenes and bad writing in some others.

This is not a good movie. It is stupid action movie. Generic stupid Bruce Willis action movie. It wasn't meant to be high art or anything. Realism was last thing it aimed for. I don't get why it is hated so much. Did anyone expect it to study foreign policy or Russian situation realistically? Yes, it is yankee cowboy BS at its worst. It felt insufferable at times. But in the end it was just generic stupid Bruce Willis action movie. Maybe if I paid to see it in cinema I would have felt more strongly.

When I say generic I really mean generic. There were times when I was not sure if I was watching Die Hard sequel or The Last Boy Scout sequel. The Last Boy Scout is one of my favorite action movies. It was the ultimate 80's action movie and same time the ultimate Bruce Willis action movie. John McClane felt more like Joe Hallenbeck that John McClane and with little changes McClane Junior could have been Darian Hallenbeck.

I think this would have been better as The Last Boy Scout sequel. It could had darker humor. As it is now it made me want to watch The Last Boy Scout more than to watch other Die Hard movies. The Last Boy Scout wasn't available for streaming. You have to wait for to review little bit longer. I have it on blu ray and my blu rays are stored in way that takes as little room as possible, which makes getting one bit harder. But The Last Boy Scout review is coming in future when I watch movies from my blu ray collection.

Back to this movie. To be honest I am surprised I have written this much of the movie.  There really isn't much to say if you don't want to complain how stupid the movie is. First half is almost painful to watch but second half is better when you have lost all hope of it being any good. I might like movie more that others because I liked how it looked. And I still think it was quite average movie. It is only one and half hours which is good length for this kind of movie.

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