Bruce Willis as cop John McClane is back in "A Good Day to Die Hard," which opened Feb. 14.
The rated R movie is playing today (Saturday, Feb.16) at AMC Stonecrest 16 at the following times: 11:55 a.m., 2:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m.
Dinner idea: Based on some of the reviews, John McClane seems like the type of "tough guy" who'd like steak. If you've got a taste for that, there are several local options, including Arizona's at 2940 Stonecrest Circle in Lithonia, just a hop and skip from AMC Stonecrest 16.
A.O. Scott wrote this about the McClane character for the New York Times:
McClane himself has evolved from angry Everyman to weary, worried dad. He travels to Moscow to help his son, Jack (Jai Courtney), who at first looks like a bad seed but turns out to be a chip off the old block. Some dads take their boys fishing or to the ballgame or to a movie like this one, but the McClanes prefer a more primal form of bonding — killing miscreants, though Pop McClane uses a more evocative word.
Some critics picked up on problems with the movie. Lisa Kennedy of the Denver Post wrote:
What started out with hints of director Paul Greenglass' "Bourne Ultimatum" and a touch of Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" gives way to a gussied-up remnant. In a promising early bit, McClane gets a ride from a taxi driver (Sha D. Lychnikoff) who proves the universal language of cabbies is chatter. But "A Good Day to Die Hard" never achieves a balance between blasts and Willis' gift for quips.
Of course, expect lots of explosions and gunfire. From the New York Times' Scott:
The movie’s real idiom is the Esperanto of violence — sex is a more culturally sensitive issue, so there’s none of that — and sweaty machismo.
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