Die Hard 4.0
I’ve finally got to see Die Hard 4.0 and as a big fan of the Die Hard films I was more than a little disappointed. Credit to them, they’ve tried to bring it into 21st century by having a computer related threat as the main storyline but it made the film seem more impersonal, you need the bad guy literally taking over the tower / airport / New York, not sneaking into your bank accounts. Although the whole hacking computer scenario was scary. Some of the henchmen also seemed a little too indestructible to, come on, the guy brushing himself off after he’s fallen out of a helicopter in the sky that a police car has just crashed into? Also I kind of missed something with the chief bad guy actually being American, come on where’s your British stage actor after some extra bucks? Everything just added up to Die Hard 4.0 becoming just another standard action movie and not the something special that the first three Die Hards were.
However, there are some excellent action sequences, notably the sequence in the tunnel where the lights are out and the cars are heading for each other unknown and the rather unbelievable but still good sequence with the truck driven by McClane on the overpass being chased by the fighter plane. So it was still entertaining, just not as good.