Well, my birthday celebration concluded at an IMAX screening of A Good Day to Die Hard. Now, Rotten Tomatoes and the rest of the universe told me it would be mindless, loud, silly, and tired. I laugh in the universe's face, exclaiming, "I WOULDN'T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY." I got everything I expected and, since I was in the local IMAX, I got to feel the theater shake every time there was an explosion. I loved my experience and I wanted to share it with the world by presenting a few life lessons as learned from A Good Day to Die Hard.
1) If there is a twenty minute car chase scene, causing a few hundred Russians to have their faces crushed in by the grinding tires of John McClain's Hummer, no one cares.
2) Not everyone needs to be fully clothed and protected to leave unscathed from Chernobyl.
3) It is not improbable that a 50+ year old man can crash through several glass windows, a brick wall, and the front window of a car hanging from a moving helicopter, and survive.
4) The most important lesson of them all: Bad things happen. Russia moves on.
This movie was not made to make us think. It was made to sell popcorn and popcorn it sold. Dumb action at its finest.
+Mind melting action
+Bruce Willis still has it.
+Brief tribute to Hans Gruber's death
+Earns its R rating
-The screenplay was probably written on a paper towel in between commercials while the writer watched Bad Boys.
Thomas William Shaw is an author and stage actor from Birmingham, AL. He lives with his wife, Lauren, their children, and their cats in a quiet place. Occasionally he will post about it.