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FILM: A Good Day to Die Hard (12A)
11:24am Friday 22nd February 2013 in What's On
A GOOD Day to Die Hard is a high-speed tour down memory lane, satisfying, or perhaps exploiting, our desire for one of modern cinema's most tenacious action heroes.
It's been 25 years since Willis's wise-cracking cop John McClane stormed the Nakatomi Plaza to rescue his wife from German terrorist Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) in the original Die Hard.
For this fifth chapter, John McClane is dispatched to the gridlocked Russian capital to visit his son Jack (Jai Courtney), who has been arrested for murder.
No sooner has John strutted into Moscow than terrorists blow up the courthouse with the intention of kidnapping highprofile prisoner Yuri Komarov (Sebastian Koch), who holds vital information that could bring down corrupt Russian politician Viktor Chagarin (Sergei Kolesnikov).
As the dust settles, McClane sees his son leading Komarov to safety with gun-toting assassins in hot pursuit.
John gives chase and learns that Jack is a CIA hotshot on a top-secret mission to protect Komarov and his dossier of evidence.