I have a weird thing with action movies recently. It doesn’t matter how much I enjoyed the show while ‘watching’ it, when the movie comes to an end and the adrenalin rush is over, i feel: hmm okay, just another action show.
Bruce Willis has probably been too old to take on any action role now. It’s not that he sucks in Die Hard 5, he still rocks it but I see why he plays the character in a way of a funny chillaxing man walking around and just happens to get himself into trouble to save his son. With this repeated line “I’m on a fucking vacation”, I guess we can all expect his retirement in the next installment (if there still any) and Jack McClane (by Jai Courtney) takes over.
In fact, I really like Jai Courtney. He just has the right face for being both a problematic child and a young fucked-up agent who’s trying to prove himself.
There’s a number of expected cliche plotted around, the usual thing you will see about a son reconciling and giving respect to his estranged parent. The good thing is the awkwardness between these 2 tough men is kind of cute and I do like it.
John McClane: Need a hug?
Jack McClane: We’re not a hugging family.
John McClane: Damn straight!
John McClane: It’s been fun running around you all day
John McClane: I love you boy
Jack McClane (with teary eyes): Me too
John McClane: I’ve always got your back
Jack McClane: I got yours too
John McClane: Safe house, my ass.
John McClane: The things we do for our kids. Yippie-kai-yay, motherfucker.