I liked all the Die Hard movies so far. No matter what you thought of each movie as a whole it's always fun to see Willis back in the role of John McClane. It fits him like a glove.
For this latest outing I look to the pedigree. The writer and director behind it have each made pretty mediocre junk so far sans maybe The A-Team and even that's arguable I suppose. I may be in a minority on that one but I thought it was fun and treated the source respectfully. Of course I've only seen the extended cut and 20 minutes can make a big difference. So, those two don't fill me with a lot of confidence but that doesn't mean I'm ready to just write it off. It just means I know where to put my expectations. Hey, maybe they'll hit it out of the park this time.
The thing that concerns me the most is the release date. February? That's where the studios put the movies they know aren't good and that they don't have high expectations for. Sure there are some exceptions. The Hunger Games made a killing with a March release and Silence of the Lambs won a slew of awards with a February release but it's few and far between. Everyone knows those months are generally a dumping ground. Are they counting on a built in audience for Die Hard like The Hunger Games had? Every other Die Hard movie so far has been a big summer release. So, why is this one coming out in February? I don't see it as a good sign.