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Latest Good Day To Die Hard Trailer
Knock knock!

03 January 2013  |  Written by James White  

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Since the new Die Hard outing is set in Russia, we feel Chekhov himself – the writer, not the Enterprise ensign – would be forced to adapt his famous maxim to “If there is a car/building/helicopter in the first act, it will explode later in the film.” That certainly holds true for A Good Day To Die Hard’s latest trailer.

 

The fifth instalment finds Bruce Willis’ John McClane heading to Russia to help wayward son Jack (Jai Courtney). But what our hero doesn’t initially realise is Jack is more than just a chip off the old block: he’s a covert CIA operative now under threat from a very nasty villain who has his fingers in some extremely unsafe pies.

So the endlessly frustrated NYPD veteran will have to find common ground with his estranged sprog, and let’s just say that the bonding time doesn’t involve many hugs or group therapy sessions. No, guns, grenades and jumping out of exploding towers are the order of the day here.

We’re offered some fresh footage to supplement shots we’ve already seen and it makes us think director John Moore and writer Skip Woods have decided to ratchet the madness up another few degrees. Yippee Ki-Yay Mother Russia! Well, quite.

A Good Day To Die Hard will be out here on February 14, which means it’ll serve as a the perfect date movie. Probably.


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RE: More sellout cack.
I dunno they seem to be letting a lot of stuff get away with 12a ratings in the UK nowdays starting with Nolans 2nd Batman through to Jack Reacher they don't seem to mind the violence that much as long as they'res not too much blood or as long as sex & language is toned down. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 15:16 on 07 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: More sellout cack.
It all went tits up with DIEHARD 2, why is every so surprised that they have gotten worse and worse!! More

Posted by Dannybohy at 14:33 on 07 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: More sellout cack.
L: Drooch This looks set to be yet another DISGRACE to this once-great series. More watered/dumbed down piss for teens. If they go PG-13 then DO NOT buy a ticket, it'll only encourage them to keep marauding these franchises. Good director, good writer, R rating. It's not that difficult, Fox. Worked three times before with amazing results. ould you say that Fox are UNFAIRLY PUNISHING a good franchise? More

Posted by MonsterCat at 14:23 on 07 January 2013 | Report This Post

More sellout cack.
This looks set to be yet another DISGRACE to this once-great series. More watered/dumbed down piss for teens. If they go PG-13 then DO NOT buy a ticket, it'll only encourage them to keep marauding these franchises. Good director, good writer, R rating. It's not that difficult, Fox. Worked three times before with amazing results. More

Posted by Drooch at 14:19 on 07 January 2013 | Report This Post

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You'd think when the name John McLaine comes up on the screen at a foriegn airport it'd definetly be flagged by now? More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 10:01 on 05 January 2013 | Report This Post

@ED-209 You're the only the person in the world who enjoyed the piece of shit that was Indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. Your taste is in your ass and you can't disagree with me because I'm right and you're wrong. More

Posted by BenTramer at 01:38 on 05 January 2013 | Report This Post

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L: burtbondy Delete my post? Fuck you Empire admin. Is this not a democratic forum. est outburst ever! More

Posted by darthbane at 18:39 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: A Good Day To Die Hard
Looks like enjoyable nonsense. Don't think this has been taed yet though -the 12a ratings on the bbfc site all relate to trailers not the film itself More

Posted by Scruffybobby at 18:12 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

Delete my post? Fuck you Empire admin. Is this not a democratic forum. More

Posted by burtbondy at 18:06 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: So Its Rated 12's Again???
Its not about them. They didnt make the studios millions. The fans did and deserve a proper Maclaine movie. More

Posted by burtbondy at 18:04 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Jack?
L: IainPurdie Die Hard. 20 mins and 33 seconds. McLean opens his wallet to a picture of his kids. On the back is written "We miss you, Daddy. Love LUCY and John". So why is John's son called Jack in this outing? Maybe it's explained somewhere or maybe it's just that this is another action film being shoehorned into an existing franchise. ack is a variation of John. Also maybe he didn't like being confused with THAT John McClane More

Posted by musht at 17:44 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: So Its Rated 12's Again???
L: burtbondy They wont be getting my custon with another imitation Die Hard thats watered down to cater for tweens. What pisses me off is the fact they dont need to cut the swearing and violence and put out a shit product because the original 3 were huge hits in all their sweary and violent glory. ts so that everyone who enjoyed the original when it came out can now take their grandkids to something cool. FACT. More

Posted by UTB at 16:47 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

McClane
And yes, I noticed I spelled "McClane" wrong. Whoops! More

Posted by IainPurdie at 15:39 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

Jack?
Die Hard. 20 mins and 33 seconds. McLean opens his wallet to a picture of his kids. On the back is written "We miss you, Daddy. Love LUCY and John". So why is John's son called Jack in this outing? Maybe it's explained somewhere or maybe it's just that this is another action film being shoehorned into an existing franchise. More

Posted by IainPurdie at 15:38 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

So Its Rated 12's Again???
They wont be getting my custon with another imitation Die Hard thats watered down to cater for tweens. What pisses me off is the fact they dont need to cut the swearing and violence and put out a shit product because the original 3 were huge hits in all their sweary and violent glory. More

Posted by burtbondy at 14:06 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

ChesterCopperpot, I think that's the best description of it yet.. excellent, couldn't agree more More

Posted by chris wootton at 09:34 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

You had me at...
Yippee-Kay-Yay Mother Russia! Greatest tagline ever. Looks superbly shit. Can't wait. Should be a blast. More

Posted by ChesterCopperpot at 07:12 on 04 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: This Nukes The Fridge
Looks like this could be even worse than d 4 didn't seem physically possible. The ds have been really rubbish. It a series living off the legacy of a film that is now 25 years old. Time for dad to take the series out back and shoot it in the head. More

Posted by directorscut at 22:59 on 03 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: This Nukes The Fridge
L: BenTramer This trailer gave me a flashback to indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull - a classic 80s action franchise in the 21st century with a younger actor brought in to support the older star when there's no need. I didn't care about Shia and I don't care who this kid is. This is Bruce's gig, get the hell out of the way, shut up and let him blow stuff up real good. s one of the few people who actually enjoyed Indiana Jones 4, I gotta disagree with you there! I though More

Posted by ED-209 at 22:47 on 03 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: This Nukes The Fridge
that looks awesome More

Posted by DONOVAN KURTWOOD at 22:41 on 03 January 2013 | Report This Post

This Nukes The Fridge
This trailer gave me a flashback to indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull - a classic 80s action franchise in the 21st century with a younger actor brought in to support the older star when there's no need. I didn't care about Shia and I don't care who this kid is. This is Bruce's gig, get the hell out of the way, shut up and let him blow stuff up real good. More

Posted by BenTramer at 19:22 on 03 January 2013 | Report This Post

Awful? I think it looks a hell of a lot better than the trailer for a fifth Die Hard movie has any right to be... I'm quietly optimistic about this one. More

Posted by coljohnmatrix at 19:17 on 03 January 2013 | Report This Post

Awful? I think it looks a hell of a lot better than the trailer for a fifth Die Hard movie has any right to be... I'm quietly optimistic about this one. More

Posted by coljohnmatrix at 19:17 on 03 January 2013 | Report This Post

It's the best trailer so far, but still looks awful. More

Posted by odddaze at 18:57 on 03 January 2013 | Report This Post

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