Nothing will ever be able to take away Bruce Willis‘ status as an iconic action hero, based entirely on the fact that he starred in Die Hard, which is arguably the finest ever entry in the genre’s long and illustrious history. As well as appearing in a further four sequels, the rapidly receding actor also went on to feature in box office hits and cult classics like The Last Boy Scout, The Fifth Element and Armageddon to name but three.
However, the 65 year-old is apparently determined now to torpedo his reputation by lending his name to a consistent string of terrible bargain basement action thrillers that occupy the darkest depths of the VOD market, many of which are so irredeemably awful that even Nicolas Cage would probably turn them down.
Willis is certainly keeping himself busy, though, showing up in no less than fourteen such efforts in the last five years alone, with another four on the way, but Hard Kill might just be the worst of the lot. The actor’s third outing under the direction of low budget stalwart Matt Eskandari was released on digital and home video in August, before being added to the Netflix library last week and while it may have managed to crack the Top 10 most-watched list like a lot of bad movies tend to do on the world’s biggest streaming service, it hasn’t exactly gone down a storm with subscribers, as you can see below.
@netflix after seeing Hard Kill, if you need someone who’s ex military to help you with your gun fighting sequences so y’all don’t look like clowns, let me know. I’d be happy with like $1000 a week plus hotel. There are too many unemployed vets out here for it to be that bad
— Austin Hunsinger (@realaustinch) December 1, 2020
Has anyone seen hard kill on Netflix? This movie is dog shit
— HandleYourBusiness (@Mana_Kboiz) December 1, 2020
@netflix this Hard Kill movie is horrible. Ain’t no way y’all paid these actors more than 10$ to be in it. THEY CANT ACT FOR SHIT!!!
— Lost Blog Boy (@ThisGuyMoody) December 1, 2020
Hard Kill on Netflix was HORRIBLE.
CGI effects ?
Overall the move was ???
— Travis (@iamtravisgibson) December 1, 2020
I don’t usually tweet these kinds of things out but :
Hard Kill on @netflix is EASILY the worst movie I’ve ever laid eyes on in my life
Not even embellishing, I’m pretty sure I’ve done better myself.
How was Bruce Willis in that movie?
— Dolphins Fan Alum (@tonylongo17) December 1, 2020
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I sure hope Bruce Willis got a LARGE payday from that pile of shit movie that was Hard Kill on @netflix
— Chad Meyer (@GarageBeersChad) December 1, 2020
Hard Kill the Netflix Bruce Willis movie may very well be the worst movie I’ve ever seen. I turned it off after 40 minutes. So bad.
— Steiner Recliner (@klstein6) December 1, 2020
Hard Kill has to be the worst movie on Netflix
— Leo1286 (@KevinHarris31) December 1, 2020
Hard Kill, which ranked number 8 on Netflix right now, is absolutely terrible. Don’t watch this movie unless you want to waste an hour and a half
— nick (@NickTheBullsFan) December 1, 2020
Hard Kill is by far the worst movie I’ve ever seen. I need those 90 minutes back @netflix
— thib. (@ThibbInLikeSwim) December 1, 2020
I’ve seen some bad movies, but Hard Kill on Netflix is without a doubt the worst.
— Logan LeJeune (@LoganLeJeune_) November 30, 2020
Unfortunately, the former A-lister’s slide into mediocrity shows no signs of arresting itself any time soon, and maybe Bruce Willis should follow the precedent set by the aforementioned Cage and sign onto the most insane projects that come his way, just to try something different for a change.