Live Free or Die Hard (2007) – Encore Review

dh4“You know what you get for being a hero? Nothin’. You get shot at. You get a little pat on the back, blah, blah, blah, attaboy. You get divorced. Your wife can’t remember your last name. Your kids don’t want to talk to you. You get to eat a lot of meals by yourself. Trust me, kid, nobody wants to be that guy. ” – John McClane

Number of Times Seen – 6 Times (Theater 12 Jul 2007, DVD, 30 Dec 2013 and 11 Nov 2015)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – After being sent on a routine pickup to safeguard a computer hacker, John McClane is embroiled in a plot to shut down the country’s communications and all other cyber connections.

My Take on it – Being a fan of the franchise, I was quite happy to see John McClane back in action.

Unfortunately, this movie can’t come close enough to the first three in the entertainment factor because they tried too hard to take things to the extreme here (Helicopter and 18 wheeler are perfect examples.)

I understand why Justin Long’s character was written into the script, but he just feel out of his league helping Willis when needed.

As with any Die Hard film, the twists and turns keep hitting us all the way thru and you really never know what will happen because of them.

I loved the cameo by Kevin Smith because it was pretty funny, but also felt perfect for what they intended.

Regardless, it was nice to see what John McClane is up to in life and it’s always fun watching him take on the bad guys pretty much by himself despite this movie starting a slight downward spiral in the quality of the series.

Bottom Line – Great to see McClane again, but the storyline is getting to be worn out a bit. The use of Long as sidekick works in general, but he is a bit out of his league here. Once again lots of twists and turns along the way make this fun, but parts are a bit too far fetched (helicopter and 18 wheeler scenes??). Great cameo by Kevin Smith that is also humorous. Still lots of fun tho. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – It took four months to assemble and combine archive footage of past American presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush to create the televised warning from Gabriel. The goal was to create a video representation of a ransom note. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (no change from original review)


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