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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4


Movie Review by David Blackwell


97 minutes, rated R

STUDIO:  20th Century Fox/ Giant Pictures/ TSG Entertainment

Theatrical RELEASE DATE:  2-14-2013



Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Yulia Snigir, Radivoje Bukvić, Cole Hauser

SCREENPLAY by Skip Woods

DIRECTED by John Moore

John McClane (Bruce Willis) travels to Moscow, Russia after he learns his son has been arrested for murder.   Soon, John finds himself in the middle of a bigger affair as his son escapes with political prisoner Yuri Komarov with an armed team attacks the courthouse.   John and his son (a CIA agent) must protect Komarov who is believed to be in possession of an important document exposing corrupt Russian official Chagarin.  They learn not everything is as it seems as they find Komarov and Chagarin have ties to the Chernobyl meltdown.


A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD really is a low point for the DIE HARD series.  I really enjoyed the first four films and all this new DIE HARD has to offer is lots of action with a  very weak script and lame bad guys with no character development at all.   This sequel also is the shortest DIE HARD film as John McClane is turned into an invincible and all knowing action hero.  You don’t see an everyman action hero stuck in impossible situations you wonder if he is going to get out of.   Instead, the film delivers a John McClane as the ultimate action hero who slides through every action sequence and he keeps on coming.   John McClane shouldn’t have survived the first big action set piece which is a long car chase, but somehow he does and then don’t even get me on the radiation danger in Chernobyl that make you wonder how John and son are affected by their trip there.   The chemistry between Willis and Courtney is lacking with some poor character development between the two as McClane regrets not being there for his son and McClane’s son not wanting his father along for the trip. If Bruce Willis wants to do a sixth DIE HARD film, they need a better script and a better director than what I watched in one of the worst action films of the year and a poor IDE HARD sequel too.  Wait to rent A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD instead if you want to watch this latest DIE HARD film.


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