“A Good Day to Die Hard” is Bruce Willis’ fifth go around as indestructible cop John McClane and easily his most forgettable. That said, if you are looking for a DVD guilty pleasure and just want to watch stuff blow up without thinking too much about the steady decline of an American movie icon, then I say go for it.
Also out on DVD a heartwarming tale of a young zombie in love.
I love the “Die Hard” movies, particularly the first three which set the bar during the action-movie heyday of the late-1980s and early-1990s. But even a “shoot-first, quip-later” apologist like myself can’t make a good case for this one. McClane has to go to Russia to find his son (Jai Courtney) who turns out to be a spy. There are guns and explosions and a showdown at Chernobyl but not much else. The only way this franchise could sink any lower is if the next one featured a zombie Alan Rickman. Speaking of zombies…
Some movies are way better than they have any right to be, and such is the case with “Warm Bodies” which plays out like “Romeo and Juliet” meets “Dawn of the Dead.” It’s the zombie apocalypse and a young zombie (played admirably by Nicholas Hoult) falls for a human girl(Teresa Palmer). Naturally, her father, played by John Malkovich, doesn’t approve, what with the brain-eating and all; but young love saves the day. “Warm Bodies” is a cute little movie that makes for a nice date night in. He’ll like the flesh-eating, she’ll like the romance. It’s a win-win!