Written January 20, 2017
I fell in love with Die Hard immediately after seeing the 1st one. I was hooked on Die Hard and Bruce Willis. I have enjoyed them all BUT that said I will be objective here. This was not the greatest. I know Bruce Willis is getting older - this is just reality, but we all still secretly want to see the kick ass-no holds barred, etc, etc character - SO to see him playing an old doddering dad was odd. Not only that but I felt his acting was not up to par. His son was the focus of the movie. This son that we did not know. Ya it was typically unrealistic how they could keep being shot at, etc...and walk away with minor injuries. There was no clear cut evil villain that you love to hate. No Jeremy Irons, Alan Rickman or Alexander Godunov. Even his signature line "Yippeykiyay motherf#cker!" was said at an odd uneventful moment like "Oh ya, we gotta throw that in somewhere." So after all the anticipation I felt a little let down, but being a die hard DIE HARD fan I still enjoyed
Written October 23, 2016
I saw it in IMax, and it was the best way to see it to get the full effect from all the action and special effects.. The car crashes were spectacular! Well, like "Live Free or Die Hard", it had one of McClain's children in it. This time it was his son instead of his daughter, which we should have seen coming. It was inevitable, I guess. The big question is will they use his son to reboot the franchise. Bottom line, if you like the Die Hard franchise, you'll love this one.
Written April 27, 2017
The action scenes, the chases, were great. The plot was thin- barely able to string together the action- and it wasn't believeable, even by Die Hard standards. Bruce is looking a little old (he didn't in the last one.) The supporting cast could have been better, but they were OK. Imax didn't contribute much to the experience. It was good during the car chases, but generally didn't add much- and it wasn't kind to Bruce at all. I'm glad that I saw it, but it closed the book on the Die Hard series for me.
Written October 22, 2016
This movie, as with the other Die Hards, is packed with action from beginning to end. Bruce Willis never disappoints and handles the more emotional parts of the plot with believable, tough guy sensitivity. There are a few twists which, if you are watching carefully, you will see coming. I wish the makers of the movie would have made it a bit longer to better develop the plot of the action part of the movie a bit better but they did develop it just enough to keep it fun and interesting. Using both moving (POV) and stationary cameras to convey the action, the movie kept you on the edge of your seat for most of the time. Willis is a master of controlled humor and emotion and filled the screen with that skill. Seeing it in IMAX made the action scenes even more enveloping. My husband and I left the theater feeling as though our time was well spent enjoying a good movie. On a 1-5 rating, I'd give it a 4.5 for fun, action and enjoyable.
Written May 26, 2017
Took my husband to see this movie in I MAX on Valentine's Day and it was the best idea ever! We both loved this movie and you guys should definitely go see it. No regrets.