5 reasons Die Hard 5 is a huge disappointment

A Good Day to Die Hard isn't just the worst movie in the Die Hard franchise — it's a terrible movie in general

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The first Die Hard is regarded by many (including this writer) as the greatest action movie of all time — and while its three sequels each have their moments, none has managed to recapture the magic of the original. Unfortunately, based on the scathing reviews it's receiving, the latest sequel A Good Day to Die Hard isn't just a letdown compared to the original — it's a disappointment in general. The film currently sits at a franchise-low 13 percent positive reviews on aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the worst-reviewed movies of 2013, behind critical flops like Texas Chainsaw 3D and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. (Watch a trailer for A Good Day to Die Hard below.) What makes John McClane's fifth outing such a letdown? Here, five reasons to stay home:

1. The movie is poorly directed

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