Die Hard 4.0

Die Hard 4.0

Yippee Ki Yay...McClane's back!! - Aidan Lucid

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Viewer Rating:Aidan Lucid has rated Die Hard 4.0 rating: 2.5 Star

Friday 6th of July 2007, saw the opening of the new Omniplex Cinema at Fels Point, Tralee, Co. Kerry. It is a fabulous building and is a vast improvement over the old cinema near Xtra-vision. When I walked in, it felt like I was at one of the major cinemas in Dublin. The seats in the screen rooms are excellent with elevated seating like a lecture hall. There's also a nice area if you just want to have a cup of coffee while waiting for the kids. Another improvement that is very welcomed is the accessibility level for people with disabilities. It is very wheelchair friendly. OK, on with the review. Computers and technology; it's the one thing the whole world depends on. But what happens when the system goes against you? This is the problem that faces John McClane when a computer genius, Thomas Gabriel, and his mercenaries decide to “hijack the system” and deplete America completely of its financial resources. With a wealth of technology at his fingertips and with Mr. Gabriel constantly being one step ahead of the cops, it appears that he will succeed. Two men stand in his way of total domination however and they are a wimpish computer hacker, Mathew Farrell and Detective John McClane. But with Thomas holding all the aces, this may be too hard a job for even our gun-totting hero to solve.  I think it would be fair to say, hands down, that this is the best action film so far this year. John McClane may have gotten older and even has the wrinkles and loss of hair to prove it, but he is still one bad ass cop that hasn't lost his lust for killing some bad guys and yelling his trademark, “Yippee Ki Yay, m*********r”. Die Hard 4.0 is excellent is every way. By far, this has the most intelligent plot of the four movies and definitely the most action packed. The pacing is superb and it doesn't take long for the movie to kick off. Literally five minutes into the film and the detective is dodging bullets and setting off explosions. The dialogue was superb with the usual quips but surprisingly, Mathew had the majority of the jokes. Die Hard 4.0 is just sheer class, 'nuff said. The acting was great. Bruce Willis (Last Man Standing, Lucky Number Slevin) was superb as the hard-boiled McClane despite showing his age. Justin Long (The Break-Up) as the computer hacker, Mathew, was well casted for the part and I honestly couldn't imagine any other actor pulling it off. Timothy Olyphant (The Girl Next door) was probably the weakest link as he wasn't the best “baddie” of the series. Packed with great action sequences and rather cool explosions, McClane's last adventure is an absolute winner! The director should be very proud as this is definitely a fitting end to the Die Hard series and is one movie that all action lovers should see.

Review published on the 10 July 2007 15:00

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