Paper-thin action flop fails to deliver
Guardian - almost 6 years
Things always seem a little bit clearer in the cold light of day, but that isn’t the case with this particular action thriller. In fact, I’d go as far as saying I spent most of the film feeling like I was being kept in the dark. With the fifth chapter of the Die Hard series set to hit the big screen early next year, Bruce Willis lays to rest any doubts he can still shake it down with the bad guys when put to the test – this time as CIA operative Martin Shaw rather than NYC cop John McClane. Though Willis’ appearance maybe brief, his on screen demeanour carries more punch than Henry Cavill’s wooden attempt at playing his son, Will, who is forced to step into his father’s shoes for the sake of saving his family. Terrorists have kidnapped Will’s mum, brother and brother’s girlfriend after storming their yacht off the coast of Spain, in the midst of a rare holiday for the Shaws. Confused, distraught, irate and panic-stricken, Will, unwillingly, find himself at the centre of Government...
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