Live Free or Die Hard
John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer infrastructure.
This film is to the Die Hard franchise what Light beer is to Beer.
You shouldn't have it, but you'll do it anyway because, hey, it's beer!
And then the aftertaste reminds you that it wasn't the real deal.
What a lifeless skeleton. There is so much wrong with Die Hard 4, where does one begin? With McClane himself, I guess. Brucey, you bald, bored fuck. You almost come out the shit tube end as the biggest offense in this mess. It must be concluded that his performance here is the storm's eye of his creative downfall. Some time after Unbreakable and ending last year with creative juices rejuvenated in Moonrise Kingdom and Looper, Bruce sold his soul, and here he is at his robotic worst. And he's had some low, low points. I had blocked from my mind how indifferent he is to everything that happens.
His uncommitted passion is echoed in every inch of the writing and…
Not on the same level as the other three and it doesn't really feel like a Die Hard film, but it is a fun action flick.
Die Hard 4: John McClane Wonders "What's A CyberTerrorist?" Then Figures He Might As Well Just Kill Them Anyway
Coming almost twenty years after Die Hard had bench-marked the action genre, and twelve years after Die Hard With A Vengeance divided the critics, "Live Free or Die Hard" reeked of being a money making cash cow.
Upon release, Die Hard 4 not only had the critics unsure as to its worth, but also the franchise's fans. Many felt it was a pointless exercise that saw John McClane watered down for the new millennium. Embracing an internet driven plot it was clear the makers were indeed updating McClane's tough as nails cop, but Die hard 4 is far from being the embarrassment many thought it would be.
Len Wiseman directs and fills out the picture with truly fantastic stunts and…
This would have been better if it did'nt have Die Hard in the title. Nothing about it resembles Die Hard. It's not as fun as the previous installments and it's definitely not as good, but it's still pretty fun. If you can get past the fact it's not as good as Die Hard, you can still have fun with it.
Film 44/100 of the Jeapardous June Challenge
Who ever asked for a PG13 Die Hard?
No one that's who.
But still a Die Hard movie, just watered down.
Justin Long is a nerd. I get it. Tell me more about his asthma. This one is way more polished than the others, but the director definitely had a hard-on for close ups. Way less one-liners so that's good, but what the dialogue made up for in realism, the situations definitely lacked. The fire hydrant scene in particular was disappointing.
Yet another die hard with a horrible 3rd act. They took what could have been a good story and brought it so far out of the realm of "suspension of disbelief" that it became a comedy.
John McClane vs. La Juventud. Este combate generacional entre una de las figuras fundamentales de la heroica ochentera y analógica contra la pipiolada 2.0 sea tal vez la idea más interesante de una película que, salvo en momentos muy concretos, solo consigue traer a la memoria la trilogía original para que pensemos en ella con nostalgia.
So, I guess in 2007 Bruce Willis built a time machine and went back in time and met his young self and his young self was a dick to his old self so then the old self came back to 2007 and made this movie to ruin the legacy of his young self for revenge.
Sorry pa, hoe hard je ook je best deed, onze grootste jeugdheld zal wel altijd John McClane blijven. De stoïcijnse cool waarmee hij scherpe oneliners debiteerde, zijn in bloed gedrenkte onderlijfje, de Yippie-Ka Yay zinsnede: jazeker, inzake jeugdsentiment vormt John McClane een verdienstelijke tweede, na de Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In feite was Die Hard een product van de eighties : schurken met de diepgang van een plas water, homofobe en racistische uitspattingen, patriottistisch heldendom en foute kapsels: allemaal stond het ten dienste van het ouderwetse filmplezier. De tijden zijn echter veranderd: het nieuwe decennium werd getekend door 9/11 en we krijgen nu ook af te rekenen met de meest abstracte vorm van terrorisme: terreur via het internet.
12 years after 'Die Hard With A Vengeance' Bruce Willis is back as NYPD Leiutenant John McClane, now faced with a new kind of enemy - cyber terrorism, led by former Government analyst Gabriel (Timothy Olyphant) and his assassin hacker lover Mai (Maggie Q) as they steadily attack America from the sinde, ready to decimate the files of the FBI, Justice System and other national secuirty systems.
McClane manages to rescue a hacker, Farrell (Justin Long), who was paid to help out an unknown client with some online data writing, unknowingly part a network of hackers encrypting codes fo Gabriel to use in his attacks. After a series of assassination attempts against Farrell, McClane is drawn into the battle to…
A movie needs four things to really feel like a true Die Hard movie: Bruce Willis as John McClane, Michael Kamen’s musical score, Jan DeBont’s cinematography, and a memorable villain.
Live Free or Die Hard has only one of those four things.
...yet despite that fact, I was surprised to find that it is not only a good flick, but probably the BEST Die Hard movie since the first. Bruce is back in full force as McClane. Marco Beltrami did a phenomenal job of imitating Kamen’s scores, possibly even using some of the same themes and musical cues from previous films. This goes a long way toward creating the atmosphere of a Die Hard film. The cinematography seemed a little…
I struggled to finish this for the 10th time, mostly sat looking at my phone like a gormless twat.
Why watch it again if you know it's a load of shit you may ask? Well the answer is because I'm a stupid penis who forgets how wank it is and in that time I remember how good 1 and 3 were and think "It's Die Hard, it can't be that bad." but it fucking well is and I may start self harming as a way to have physical reminders the next time I consider giving this bollox a go.
In summary, OAP and the weak kid from Dodgeball beat 300 special forces dudes an one Asian chick who, of course, is a martial arts expert.