It’s pretty clear from the trailers for A Good Day to Die Hard that the cast and crew weren’t aiming for realism with this one. If there was ever a doubt in your mind, then the latest TV spots are sure to blow it to smithereens.
Bruce Willis reprises his role as John McClane once again in Max Payne director John Moore’s Die Hard sequel. Believe it or not, the film marks the fifth time Willis has guided the storied New York City detective into harm’s way.
Although John McTiernan’s 1988 classic was somewhat grounded in realism — as much as Hollywood action movies can — the franchise has slowly descended into winking, over-the-top camp. The latest TV spots to make the rounds suggests A Good Day to Die Hard will follow in the footsteps of Len Wiseman’s Live Free or Die Hard.
If you’re a fan of explosions, Bruce Willis, and Bruce Willis running away from explosions, then the flick was seemingly designed with you in mind.
20th Century Fox’s official synopsis reads as follows:
“Bruce Willis is back as iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, who for the first time finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack — unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.”
Scripted by A-Team scribe Skip Woods, the film also stars Jai Courtney, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Cole Hauser. X-Men alum Patrick Stewart is rumored to have a role in the film as well, though nothing has been officially confirmed by the studio as of this writing.
You can check out the new TV spots below.