Not as good as the first three installments of this franchise, but not as bad as the last one...
Heading into this movie I had read about how the story had been picked up doing the rounds in Hollywood and adapted to include the McClain family, well, it shows. The first three Die Hard movies had decent premises that added decent villains with a few twists and turns in the stories... this just has one twist and a whole lotta action (which I found entertaining and practically the only redeeming feature).
As always, if you don't like Jim Carrey, you won't like this. When you get past his silly faces/noises/actions, there's a good story here of what happens when you commit to say 'yes' to everything you're asked... but what I really liked is how 'grounded' it is (most of the time). His friends take advantage of him when they find out he has to say yes to everything they ask of him, and the girl he falls for... well, you'll…
Another decent Robert Zemeckis film (Forrest Gump, Cast AwayI would have liked to have seen the role of Nicole (Kelly Reilly, Watson's love interest/wife in the recent Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes movies) explored a little further, in the same way Jenny was in Forrest Gump. The religious overtone in this movie and the portrayal of some of the 'believers' I thought was a little OTT... but I think this was a conscious decision.
I like the question posed by this film: If someone performs a great deed but is guilty of breaking some laws while doing so... how culpable are they?