Free Or Die Hard (2007) 2-disc edition
Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant, Maggie Q.
time: 130 mins.
were some justifiable fears the fourth instalment of the Die
Hard series might prove a letdown. After all, Bruce Willis
IS 52 years old, and director Len Wiseman (Underworld) is
a rookie in this genre.
the pair of them blow us critics away with a pounding nonstop
action flick that has reinvigorated the series.
is teriffic as wisecracking, tough-as-nails detective John
McLane, who gets his ass kicked mightily, but still manages
to emerge triumphant.
is assigned to bring in a young computer nerd (Justin Long)
for questioning about a plot to paralyse U.S. government compupter
systems. The kid has unwittingly helped the conspirators by
doing some freelance work for them. However, when a mysterious
team of assassins tries to kill his prisoner - and McClane
- it becomes obvious the kid knows something the conspirators
want to keep quiet.
nonstop action as McClane tries to keep himself and the kid
alive while law enforcement, transport and power computer
system crash all around them, causing chaos and panic.
final straw comes when the conspiracy leader (Timothy Olyphant)
takes McClane's daughter prisoner. Doesn't he know who he's
eye-popping action stunts, ferocious gun battles and a smart
script, Live Free Or Die Hard delivers the goods and then
some. The 2-disc edition has a dozen extra features.