The fifth in the 25 year old big screen franchise starring Bruce Willis.
Take-no-sh*t, Yipee-Ki-Yay-Mother-Fer cop John McClane 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.
For once in recent memory a movie studio has made a smart decision; that releasing Die Hard 5, (as they had the previous film in the franchise, Die Hard 4), with a PG-13 rating, would amount to sacrilege to all who are wild about movies.
We are 100% confident that they are 100% justified in their thinking. Had the fourth Die Hard movie been released with an R-ratings as the first three Die Hard movies were, it would have made a LOT more money at the movie box office. No one wants a watered down John McLane.
However, the studio seems to have tarnished the Die Hard franchise with this, the 5th Die Hard, hiring a proven despicable director, (the man behind the box office bomb The Omen remake from 2006 and the dreadful Max Payne) when they could have brought back the creator of the Die Hard franchise and director of the first two Die Hard films, John McTiernan, who would have, undoubtedly, hit it out of the ballpark.