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.
|Release Date||:||June 20, 2007|
|Production Company||:||Ingenious Film Partners, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Dune Entertainment, Cheyenne Enterprises, Wintergreen Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Director||:||Len Wiseman, Kim Berner, Trisha Burton|
|Writers||:||Mark Bomback, Mark Bomback, David Marconi, Roderick Thorp|
|Casts||:||Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant, Cliff Curtis, Maggie Q, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kevin Smith, Yancey Arias, Christina Chang, Yorgo Constantine, Andrew Friedman, Sung Kang, Matt O'Leary, Cyril Raffaelli, Jonathan Sadowski, Chris Palermo, Zeljko Ivanek, Jake McDorman, Allen Maldonado, Chris Ellis, Nadine Ellis, Tim Russ, Clay Cullen|
|Plot Keywords||:||washington d.c., hostage, fbi, kidnapping, hacker, transport of prisoners, ex-cop, suspense, violence, car chase, cyber terrorism, action hero|
When a criminal plot is in place to take down the entire computer and technological structure that supports the economy of the United States (and the world), it's up to a decidedly "old school" hero, police detective John McClane, to take down the conspiracy, aided by a young hacker.
Well, I can't believe I'm saying this but the newest edition to the Die Hard series may rank with the first. It's superb direction, fantastic acting, groundbreaking special effects and clever quirps will leave you with (almost) nothing to complain about. Die Hard may very well be the best action flick of 2007. It can be beat, but I doubt by a sequel.
I am proud to say that Bruce Willis still has some John McClane left in him. Bruce gets to say one of most famous lines in action film history, "Yippy Ki-ya Motha ******!", without cuts, he even gets to talk to himself, a scene that is almost identical to the scene in the air vent of the first film. (C'mon, it'll be fun, come out to the coast, have a few laughs.)
About all the controversy for the MPAA rating...it was all useless. Die Hard acts just like a rated R film, just because it says PG-13 doesn't mean its not as violent as the others. No, he doesn't say the F word, but it's not as bad as you think. It's more of a character to character type of thing then anything else. John McClane learns to bond with a young hacker. (Justin Long) It's more...I don't know..."cute" then the other movies, it doesn't need the F word.
I don't think there is much else to say. Die Hard is one of my best movie experiences to date. The crowd laughed and screamed and then cheered at the end. The only slightest problem I had with this film was the fact that the realism was quite low. Then again, as I have said before, if everything were realistic we wouldn't have action movies.
Live Free or Die Hard is a must-see IN THE THEATRE.