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The Die Hard franchise has always had a checkered past with critics. The first movie is just about as universally beloved as action movies get, but the three sequels that have come out since have always been cause for great debate among film fans. But while all of the movies have their detractors, they all have an almost equal number of supporters. Apparently that will not be the case with A Good Day To Die Hard.
Earlier today the embargo on the new movie was lifted, and according to the review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes only 10% of film critics are giving it a passing grade. As I am writing this there are a total of 52 reviews counted on the site with only five of those being considered positive. Many of the "top critics" have bashed the sequel, including The New York Times' A.O. Scott, who wrote of the film, "everything that made the first Die Hard memorable — the nuances of character, the political subtext, the cowboy wit — has been dumbed down or scrubbed away entirely." Our own Sean O'Connell also hit the movie pretty hard with his 1 1/2 star rating review, which you can read right HERE.
The Rotten Tomatoes score of 10% is by far the lowest of any movie in the franchise, the only one on the sight coming close being Die Hard With A Vengeance (which has a surprisingly low 52%). Then again, did everyone really expect a whole lot more from the director of Max Payne and the writer of X-Men Origins: Wolverine?
But allow me to put this question to you: will the terrible reviews for A Good Day To Die Hard stop you from seeing the movie this weekend? Will it at least make you think twice?