‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ International Trailer & Poster: The McClanes Go to Russia

Published 3 years ago by , Updated October 26th, 2012 at 8:34 am,

If you’re looking for an ‘alternative’ movie to check on Valentine’s Day next year, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better choice than A Good Day to Die Hard. The fifth installment in the series features exploding cars, buildings blowing up, Russian models wearing (and not wearing) black leather, and Bruce Willis running around with a machine gun (basically, it’s Live Free or Die Hard set in Moscow).

A new international trailer for the fifth Die Hard teases all that and more, including the dynamic between John McClane and his son Jack (played by Spartacus alum Jai Courtney). We also have a new teaser poster, featuring, well… pretty much the best groan-inducing pun tagline you can imagine for a Die Hard movie set in Russia.

The storyline, as you might imagine, is pretty basic: Jack gets in trouble overseas, inspiring good ol’ dad to hop a plane and take care of the whole thing – with little to no understanding as to what his son was doing in Russia in the first place – much less how a couple of Russian terrorists (Sebastian Koch and Yulia Snigir)┬áplan to unleash disaster upon the world. Lucy McClane (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) sees her old man off at the airport; from there, it doesn’t take long for John McClane to get into his usual amount of trouble (albeit, with the safety and security of the global population at stake this time).

As expected, we get a truncated SFW version of McClane’s iconic one-liner in the new trailer, along with rapid-fire clips of explosive action and some banter between Willis and Courtney. If you think that promo is heavy on the cheese, though, just wait until you see the official one-sheet (courtesy of EW):

die hard 5 poster 570x844 A Good Day to Die Hard International Trailer & Poster: The McClanes Go to Russia


A Good Day to Die Hard was directed by John Moore (Max Payne), working from a script penned by Skip Woods (The A-Team). It’s safe to say that neither of those gentlemen is aiming to mix things up here, as the film has similar story/character elements and relentless action as that in the first three Die Hard┬ámovies – plus the over-the-top set pieces that were incorporated into the fourth installment (not to mention, McClane’s newfound invulnerability).

Will you be checking out A Good Day to Die Hard next year on Valentine’s Day? Or is four Die Hard movies enough for you?


Source: Yahoo! Movies UK & Ireland, EW

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  1. had die hards opening with airport and cab driver saying limo drivers (from die hard one) lines. and i cant wait to see this one as well. it looks like a great fun ride for valentines day. so valentines will be a GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, HAHA

  2. Of course I will be seeing die hard 5! Cant wait.

  3. DIE HARD is still the best Christmas movie ever made.

    • True that my friend Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie ever… Of all time!!!!!

  4. I’ve heard worse taglines. A lot worse.

  5. Stop showing us his kids and just bring back Zeus!!!!

  6. I could not tell who the Biker chick was before but I think its Erica Durance of Smallville fame. I dont see a credit for her on IMDB but it sure looks like her.

    I love all the Die Hard movies. Looking forward to this one as well!

    • I thought they said it was some Russian model or something like that?

    • Nope, its Yuliya Snigir. She looks a lot like Erica in certain pics.

  7. i didn’t mind #4 that much, minus the over the top moments like the exploding gas facility or the collapsing bridge at the end. hopefully this is more like the original 3 (a real menacing bad guy instead of a weird emo hacker) and the action is viewable – no cuts before people die and at least a little blood when people die.

    i have seen movies push the PG-13 beyond the usual so i would assume they could beat around the rating somehow to include blood splatters here and there. capt america had a guy turn into paste from a helicopter plane in the end so why cant we see some bullet holes or blood on death in die hard ?

  8. Should not be bad.

  9. Looks like a good companion piece to Live Free or Die Hard, although it lacks the proper Die Hard vibe. It not being set in the US is the first problem, and the obnoxious over-the-top color grading is not the last.

  10. Epicccccc!!!!! =o

  11. This looks like crap, not impressed at all. Sad,sad day.

  12. it looks ok. Not something I would be paying for though

  13. awesomeee

  14. You bet I’ll be there!

  15. A must see for any action movie junkie! All of them are great action movies. Thats what its all about, no you want get any oscars but they are fun to make, watch, and rewatch.

  16. Normally don’t care for such films—Expendables being the exception—but this seems more for the older Die Hard fans, the ones who loved the first three. I preferred the fourth one, but mostly because I liked seeing young people. Still, this one looks pretty crazy.

  17. Netflix

  18. Skip needs to write the script for A team 2 now. Long overdue!

  19. Bring back Sgt. Al Powell even its just a cameo