While many claim that Die Hard 4: Live Free or Die Hard was one of the best in the series, it was also rated a PG-13 in the US and a 15 here in the UK. I am not entirely sure what rating the rest of the series received in the US, but here in the UK Die Hard with a Vengeance and Die Hard 2 were both 15, while the first Die Hard film was an 18.
There seems to be some feeling amongst fans that Die Hard 4, while very very good, suffered from not having quite the level of violence or bad language usually associated with one of John McClane’s bad days. Personally, I didn’t really notice but I am sure it will please fans to know that sources have told Collider that the fifth installment in the franchise, A Good Day to Die Hard, will indeed be an R-rating in the US.
This would mean the film could possibly be an 18 here in the UK, but will more than likely be a 15 certificate. I doubt the content of the film will be much different in terms of story, action and characters, but the R-rating suggests some more violent scenes than in the previous few films, and certainly a LOT more swearing from Bruce Willis as McClane. Now let’s be honest, two of the main reason’s to love Die Hard is the violence, and McClane’s one-liners which usually involve a swear word or two. Hopefully confirmation will come soon.
A Good Day To Die Hard is directed by John Moore (Max Payne, Behind Enemy Lines) and written by Skip Woods and Roderic Thorp. The cast includes Bruce Willis as John McClane, Jai Courtney as McClane Jr, Amaury Nolasco, Cole Hauser, Sebastian Koch, Aksel Hennie, Julia Snigir and Anne Vyalitsyna. The film will arrive in UK cinemas 14th February 2013.
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.
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