Having used up the last possible something something Die Hard title to come up with “A Good Day To Die Hard“, the fifth installment in the John McClane vs. terrorists franchise is set for an early release next year, and a new poster has been unveiled to let you know that, yes, this is absolutely a father/son story, albeit one in which father and son kill Russians instead of, like, going fishing or something.
This poster sure beats the living heck out of the first poster that 20th Century Fox laid upon us a few months back, an abomination in graphic design that looked as if somebody had missed a deadline and, you know, mocked it up in an hour before heading off for a few beers. Sure, this one is nothing more or less than your generic action poster (Fire? Check. Guns? Check. Bloody wounds from a dozen explosive battles? Check), though this attempt looks like a Picasso compared to the last effort.
For those unaware, here’s the official plot synopsis:
Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners 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 that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.
So here’s another Hollywood film that takes Americans abroad and lets them run riot, killing locals and blowing things up with absolutely no regard for the safety of civillians and their children (probably). Which is generally the formula for sequels in action movie franchises these days, because hasn’t America been blown up enough?
A Good Day To Die Hard also stars Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Yulia Snigir, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Anne Vyalitsyna. What do you make of this poster, then? Think it’s better than the last one?
A Good Day To Die Hard is out February 14th 2013,