We're back with a new "Jono Goes To The Movies" column from The Swellers' drummer Jonathan Diener, where he gives his thoughts and opinions on new (and old) movies. Do you have any movies you'd like him to review? Put your suggestions in the comments. Hit the replies to read his review of A Good Day To Die Hard.
I thought it was thoroughly mediocre. Not bad, but nothing really great. I thought it was missing the charm of McClane being this guy who gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, and that killed it for me a little bit.
Watched this movie last night and it was horrible. The dialogue was so contrived and cliched (I could say the same about the acting). The plot was pretty much non-existent, I found myself giving up after 30 minutes as I was not emotionally invested in any of the characters and the story. And the writer's attempts to turn Bruce Willis' "I'm on vacation" line into a running gag got old real quick (there were maybe a few awkward laughs at the theatre). This is what I get for not looking up the movie on Rotten Tomatoes beforehand.
Also, did the camerawork in the first 30 minutes make anyone else dizzy? It was shaky as fuck and they kept zooming in and out for no reason. Director needs to at least go to film school.