Is there any name more synonymous with action than John McClane? Well, maybe at least as far as characters go. I even own the NECA Cult Figures action figure and have the original Roderick Thorp novel (Nothing Lasts Forever) that started it all sitting on a shelf at home. Maybe it’s just me, but of all the action series to come out of the ’80s, the Die Hard films just may be favorites. With a smartass attitude and McClane’s wrong guy in the wrong place scenarios, Bruce Willis has provided us plenty of bang for our buck — proving you can’t keep a good franchise down. While some may have had complaints about the last outing, sighting Live Free or Die Hard as too broad and a bit on the Looney Tunes side, director John Moore proves that the series, and himself, have plenty of adventures up their sleeves with A Good Day to Die Hard.
In Moscow, Yuri Komarov (Sebastian Koch) is set to stand trial. Jack McClane (Jai Courtney) also has just gotten himself implicated after a shooting at a night club and offers to testify against Yuri under oath. Meanwhile, John McClane is in New York where he’s just been informed that his son has been arrested. After John is dropped off at the airport by daughter Lucy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), complete with a copy of Idiot’s Guide to Moscow, Lucy begs him to not make things worse. John just wants to get to Moscow and bring back his son. What John doesn’t know is that Jack has staged an escape for Yuri and bad guy Alik (Rasha Bukvic) is hot on their trail. But it’s one-liners, double crosses, car chases, gunfire, and explosions galore once John gets caught up in the middle of things, and that’s just the way we like it.