‘Die Hard’ 5: Die Even Harderer And Also In Russia
It’s hard to choose the best part about all the just-released promo materials for the fifth (FIFTH!) installment of the Best Christmas Movie of All Time. It could be Bruce Willis’ bald top and icy stare, still looking every bit the proper action hero. It could be the so-totally-not-at-all-subtle and kind of ridiculous tagline for the first poster, "Yippee-Ki-Yay, Mother Russia." It could be the fact that it really took Hollywood until 2012 (2013, technically, which is when the film will be released) to make a Die Hard movie where John McClane goes to Russia and goes America on everybody’s asses. Or, straight up, it could just be the title: A Good Day to Die Hard.
Judging by the trailer, the one thing A Good Day to Die Hard really has going for it — and, it’s a Die Hard movie, so it’s not, like, totally surprising — is the sheer volume and abundance of explosions. And big ones. Like, five balconies at once. Not to mention car chases, window-breaking escapes, shootouts and, most importantly, a father-son reunion. In the new film, McClane travels to Moscow (although the movie was shot in Budapest) to rescue his son Jack (Jai Courtney), who has gotten entangled with some Russian baddies. Cue explosions. The movie will be released February 14th, 2013, but in the meantime, here’s your sensory overload.