Saturday, March 29, 2008

Die Hard 4.0 - 2007

Category: Movies

Genre: Action / Suspense

Director: Len Wiseman

Writer: Mark Bomback (screenplay & story)

Cast: Bruce Willis (John McClane), Timothy Olyphant (Thomas Gabriel), Justin Long (Matt Farrell), Maggie Q (Mai)

Overview and Review of Die Hard 4.0 or also known as Live Free or Die Hard starred by Bruce Willis and directed by Len Wiseman.

A new breed of terrorists is brewing and it's bound to attack the U.S. during the Independence Day weekend. Over the weekend a couple of hackers died and there was a massive computer attack that would threaten the U.S. infrastructure.

John MacClane was assigned to bring hacker Matt Farrell (Justin Long) into the FBI after a couple of the top security mainframes of the government got hacked. When they arrived at the FBI (they survived a series of attacks from the terrorists before arriving), the country is facing a war with "cyber terrorists".

I actually like it. Contrary to some "negative reviews", there were too many people who expected this movie to be good but was disappointed because some thought it did not live up to par with the first 3 Die Hard series. {I actually did not see the first 3, so I guess I can't say much} But, better or not, I enjoyed the whole movie. The action scenes and stunts were so cool (specially the tunnel one), there was a bit of humor courtesy of Justin Long (but not much that would make it too korny). It also delved into the techie side which made another plus points. Although, a lot would talk about many things that is soooo technically wrong about it.

If you are looking for the anti-hero McClane and a much violent Die Hard film, this is not it. Those negative reviews are raving about this because McClane seemed to be out-of-character in this film.

Funny lines:

Slacker Kid: Hey, Matt, I just downloaded that new copy of Killzone, the one that's not out yet. You wanna play?
Matt Farrell: No, but good luck at the bad timing awards.

John McClane: [after covering the webcam] Freddy, can you trace these guys.
Thomas Gabriel: Detective, covering the camera does not turn off the microphone.


LJP said...

I thought it was excellent too. :-)

Gerald Galindez said...

Thanks for the comment esp,
no problem, ~_^
can we link each other up?

LJP said...

Ok, if you add me I will add your link now. :-)