The Irish director revealed that the fifth instalment in the Die Hard franchise will not be overly jokey, insisting that fans should not expect a light-hearted tone.
"No, because that's preposterous!" Moore told Empire.
"I don't know whether it's post-financial crash or whatever, but I don't think people are in the mood for that b*llocks anymore.
"People are well savvy to the cynical reheating of any product, any franchise. Any s**t won't do. The bar's a bit higher."
However, the director said that the Bruce Willis movie will not be too serious either.
"There are a couple of great gags and a couple of great McClanisms," Moore said. "It's not like he's this idiot, bumbling around Moscow making 'America won the Cold War' jokes. It's not Carry On Die Hard, I can assure you."
Earlier this month, filming on A Good Day to Die Hard was delayed after an on-set fire.