This has been kind of a watershed for the resurrection of Bruce Willis’s career. He seems to have sleep-walked through the last ten years of his career, but with standout roles inMoonrise Kingdom, Looper and reprising John McClane in a new Die Hard movie, it seems Mr. Willis has finally woken up.
That doesn’t mean the film is going to be any good. Especially when you read the plot description and learn that McClane’s son is actually a CIA agent (ugh). The appeal of the first three films was that this was just an ordinary guy with an ordinary family who found himself at the wrong place at the wrong time. But you never know. They’ve stolen a shot straight out of Quantum of Solace as you’ll see in the trailer as they plummet through a glass ceiling, so maybe they were smart enough to rip off enough good bits of better movies to make something that works. We shall see.
A Good Day to Die Hard opens February 13th.
And watch perhaps the best Die Hard sequel of them all below.