Die Hard 4.0, as known as Live Free or Die Hard in North America, is the forth installment of Die Hard film series. Starring veteran actor Bruce Willis as NYPD officer John McClane, the film shows our dear die-hard police officer 12 years after we last saw him in Die Hard: With a Vengeance, the third film of the series released in 1995. This time, with computer and digital communication controlling virtually everything in the states, we are now facing the new kind of terrorism. Office McClane is ordered to take into a custody a young hacker, only to find himself helping the guy and fighting with the smart and hi-tech “virtual” terrorists. Thing gets more personal when his daughter is kidnapped and he have to do everything to save her daughter and the country.
Bruce Willis is back and he dies harder this time. It seems that age is not a problem for him and his character in the movie to stretch his leg and destroy everything in his way. Die Hard 4.0 is full of bombs, guns, fighting and actions. Once you thinks it’s over, you would be surprised with more unbelievable action sequences. The film certainly lives up the expectation of die-hard “Die Hard” fans. Even though the script is not perfect, it’s good enough to move the film forward with some reasonable plots. Also notable is Justin Long, a young actor in the role of a young hacker Matt Farrell who helps balancing the old and aging McClane with his young look and geek knowledge. Justin Long is not a new face as you might recognize from his depiction of a Mac computer in Apple‘s “Get a Mac” advertising campaign. Yes, he is that sporty and cheerful guy representing a sleek and clean Mac computer versus an old and boring PC.
All in all, this is an enjoyable and fast-paced action movie that fan of action films should never miss. The film is full of funs and actions that would keep you at the edge of your seat all the time.
5 Stars out of 5 – Just live free or die hard.