‘Good day’ to catch movie in theaters

Brian Cervantez

The fifth installment in the “Die Hard” franchise, “A Good Day to Die Hard” did not disappoint.

This film had all the thrills that “Die Hard” love, including great scenes from John McClane‘s character, played by Bruce Willis. One great thing the movie does is bring in different elements from the original “Die Hard” movies.

The one element that stood out to me was when McClane was thrown into another situation quickly, just like in the first three movies of the franchise. There is not much dialog in start the movie, but when the action starts, the dialog comes.

The basis of the fifth movie is McClane finding out his son, Jack McClane, played by Jai Courtney, is in prison in Russia. John McClane goes overseas to see what is going on with his son. Like in all the other “Die Hard” movies, trouble finds John McClane once again.

The fact that this was a father-son movie between the two main characters made it fun to see how the relationship was portrayed by Willis and Courtney. I could tell how great the chemistry on screen was, which, in turn, made it a great story line to watch unfold.

The movie was put together well because it made you feel like you were a part of the story line and thrown right into the action. The lighting of the movie was made to be dramatic in a serious scene and in the action scene it was light so you could see what was happening.

The one thing I did not like was in some action scenes  was that the subtitles would move too fast to read, if the other actors were speaking Russian. It didn’t matter too much though, because you could still tell what was going on. The music also fit well together because it would intensify the scene that was going on.

If you are a person who grew up watching the first “Die Hard” and all the others, then you will love how it has an old school feel to the others in the franchise because it is nonstop action. Now if you are someone who has not seen some of the older “Die Hard” movies, but you love action movies, I highly recommend you go see this because this is one action movie that does not disappoint.