New 'Die Hard' Drives Cars With a Vengeance

As "A Good Day to Die Hard" opens nationally today, near-unanimous criticism doesn't bode well for the fifth installment of the explosive Bruce Willis-fronted film franchise. But from the sound of things, its crashing and burning with critics will be easily drowned out by the film's reported cacophony of car demolition.

Director John Moore told USA Today that in just one epic car-chase sequence — featuring the wisecracking Willis piloting a Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV monster-truck-rally style through Russian traffic in pursuit of bad guys — the production gave the John McClane treatment to dozens of cars at a cost of $11 million.

"There were 132 (cars) that could never be used again," Moore told USA Today.

Other reports add a few BMW 7 Series sedans, a Porsche and a Maybach to the luxury-scrapheap inventory.

"With 'Die Hard' it's about how audacious the action is," Moore told USA Today. "So you have to drive over a Lamborghini. An actual one. And yes, it hurts me. I'm a car fanatic."

Check out the trailer above for a glimpse of the carnage.

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This franchise is's tired and old, the formula reeks of movie company greed and the destruction of autos in this bs is difficult to take...wotta shame!

Matt C.

What you say is very true, but I'm going to enjoy the heck out of it anyway. There is a place in this world for that kind of crap.

Bill Herman

enjoyed it as a typical no brainer action flick. The best part was the wild, crazy, fun vehicle chase scene. Totally unblievable but so what it rocked.
Bruce loooked as if he walked through this one for the money as the plot line and acting was a waste of time.
He had no charisma this time and 1/2 the time you could hardly hear his wise cracks (poor sound system maybe?)
His co star son has the size and looks but he needs to go back to some acting classes, he was very boring.
Out of 5 starts I give it 1 1/2 for the action and for the kids probably a 4 as what do they know about good movie making.

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