10 things we still don't understand in 'A Good Day to Die Hard'
We get it's a 'Die Hard' movie but can we have some logic at work here?
Why did this movie have to take place in Russia again?
Listen, we understand that Russia is one of the fastest growing moviegoing markets in the world and there are certain aesthetic benefits to the region (see the photo to your left), but did the entire fifth "Die Hard" movie really have to take place there? Especially after audiences spent last Christmas with Ethan Hunt and his "Mission: Impossible" crew back in the former U.S.S.R. for the second time in just four movies? And "A Good Day's" climactic battle is staged at…Chernobyl? That's all you could think of? Sure, we get that Fox received fantastic tax incentives of shooting in Hungary doubling for Moscow, but the setting made "A Good Day" feel very, very dated. Even mainland China (another growing market which has been the setting for numerous recent films) would have made a lot more sense.
- Gregory Ellwood