'A Good Day to Die Hard' to be rated R so Bruce Willis can yell pithy profanities at Russians
Despite featuring explicit scenes of hardcore parkour, Live Free or Die Hard was still the first film in its franchise to receive a PG-13 rating. That always seemed a bit wrong—after all, “Yippee-ki-yay, m—–f—er!” isn’t exactly the catchphrase of Woody from Toy Story—and this sanitization didn’t really help the fourth entry. Luckily, it seems that the Moscow-set A Good Day to Die Hard will be returning to the series’ less teen-baiting roots of profanity, villainous Europeans, gunfire, explosions, and Bruce Willis yelling profanity at villainous Europeans while shooting and exploding them.
Fox confirmed that the fifth film will be rated R after the harder rating popped up in a new TV spot uploaded to YouTube on Saturday (see below). So in honor of a certain foul-mouthed NYPD officer not being given the TNT treatment, here’s a list of words John McClane will be able to use in full, even if we can’t: “F—,” “s—,” “m—–f—er,” “f—–f—er,” “t—,” “c—,” “s—head,” “a–hole,” “s—hole,” “f—face,” and “Supercalif—ilisticexpialidocious.”
A Good Day To Die Hard