‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ Will Be Rated R
A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth film in the venerable action franchise that has seen Bruce Willis portray beleaguered Detective John McClane across four decades of film history, will reportedly be rated R.
This should satisfy fans who felt frustrated at the more teen-friendly PG-13 rating of Live Free or Die Hard, the film’s fourth franchise. Movies can get away with a lot more violence in a PG-13 film than they used to, but profanity – as much a staple of Die Hard as guns and McClane’s horrendous bad luck – is still taboo. A Good Day to Die Hard‘s R rating will mean that Willis should be able to utter McClane’s famous “Yippee-kay-yay” catchphrase in its entirety, and curse like a sailor at all the bad guys giving him another bad day.
The new film sees McClane pursue his seemingly wayward son, Jack (Jai Courtney), to Russia. But when it turns out his son is an undercover CIA operative working to foil a nuclear arms deal, father and son must team up to stop the bad guys. This fifth installment is directed by John Moore (Behind Enemy Lines).
In perfect counter-programming, A Good Day to Die Hard is set to be released on Valentine’s Day, February 14.