Latest Die Hard is crude action flop

Undated Film Still Handout from A Good Day To Die Hard. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Film Reviews.

Undated Film Still Handout from A Good Day To Die Hard. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Film Reviews.

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Halfway through this outlandish fifth instalment of the Die Hard franchise, a gun-toting Russian henchman (Radivoje Bukvic) scolds John McClane (Bruce Willis) for recklessness in the face of certain death.

“So arrogant,” sneers the East European underling, “it’s not 1986, you know!”

It’s certainly not, despite the Cold War stereotypes that perpetuate Skip Woods’ shambolic script, and Willis and his collaborators should remember that before they plough ahead with a proposed sixth film.

 

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