Film.com Staff October 26, 2012
We hope you had time to grab coffee and a scone this morning, because today is “A Good Day to Die Hard.”
They’re playing “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s 9th, but it’s John McClane’s 5th as Bruce Willis once again dons the white vest as the unkillable police detective in the new full-tilt-boogie trailer.
In this outing, McClane travels to Russia where he finds a great deal more war than peace, as he attempts to bail his estranged son John “Jack” McClane, Jr. (Jai Courtney) out of trouble with the law but winds up embroiled in a terrorist plot. “Thanks, Dad, this is what always happens!”
Although John Jr. had only been glimpsed briefly in a photograph during the events of the first film, McClane’s daughter Lucy had a significant role in “Live Free or Die Hard,” and in the new trailer we get to see probably three-fourths of her new appearance. That’s okay, because any chance to see the lovely Mary Elizabeth Winstead is always welcome.
As for what’s happening? We’re not sure, but it looks like McClane wants to have some father-son bonding time, so he takes John Jr. for a nice fun day at an explosion factory where they get to shoot guns, jump out of 20-story windows, etc. You know, get together, have a few laughs…
As Samuel L. Jackson said in part 3, “Not even God knows what you’re doing, McClane!”
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