It has always been a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time for Bruce Willis's John McClane. Die Hard 5 will find McClane in Moscow, of all places, but if you're heading into the theater expecting to hear some quips about the Cold War, then you're going to be disappointed because you won't hear any.
Director John Moore nixes the idea of a light-hearted sequel, saying: "No, because that’s preposterous! People are well savvy to the cynical reheating of any product, any franchise. Any shit won’t do. The bar’s a bit higher."
So what can fans expect? "There are a couple of great gags and a couple of great McClanisms. It’s not like he this idiot, bumbling around Moscow making ‘America won the Cold War’ jokes. It’s not Carry On Die Hard, I can assure you…"
There you have it, folks. Straight from the director's mouth.