Written September 04, 2015
The IMAX sound system made the explosions rumble in the theater but the rest was muddled. Had several times where I couldn't understand what was being said.
The movie is a good action movie but a poor Die Hard movie. Like most sequels it relies on viewers being familiar with the previous movies and doesn't bother to explain or make you care about the characters this time around.
Written September 25, 2016
The movie was okay...I think. This was our first IMAX "experience" since they began showing "commercial" films and, well, the "experience"--at least in this instance--was a total of a lot of very loud noise. I'm not talking about the state of the art movie theater loud. I'm talking about 5-10 times that loud. So loud that at points it actually distracted you from the movie, made you miss what was taking place.
And that was it. Before the movie they showed a promo about "getting the audience ready for the IMAX experience" and that promo was exceptionally COOL. Much cooler than the movie, visually. 10 times cooler, visually. If all you're looking for is loud so loud you walk out dizzy, go for it. Otherwise, wait for another venue.
The movie itself was not that bad: cliches that didn't get in the way too much; plot-lines that you could see staring out at you if you didn't really let yourself get distracted by the violence. I still think #3 was best (my wife? #1).
Written July 24, 2016
It is a must see if you like the other Die Hard Movies you will not be let down. I think the whole family will enjoy this movie. Action packed from the start to the finish. A must see if you like action packed movies
Written January 17, 2017
I had earplugs and still had to hold my fingers to my ears and my ears were STILL numb afterwards. Really good way to achieve hearing loss. The film was along the lines of most new "spy" films these days (like The Bourne... #2, 3,4...): dark, convoluted, poor writing, hard to figure out what the heck they're talking about or why they're doing what they are doing. BUT... Lots of LOUD ACTION and LOTS of SHOOTING with VERY LOUD guns! (Did I say "LOUD"?) Plot is VERY thin: Man has a [mysterious] "file", bad guys chase man, McClanes protect man, until... Of course, McClane JUNIOR is probably there to carry on the "DIE HARD" franchise because Bruce is getting too old. But THIS is NOT a continuation of the DIE HARD tradition... If you're a DIE HARD FAN, this will be VERY disappointing. (BTW, many shots in the trailer are NOT in the film and MOST of the trailer is right at the beginning of the film. FORGET the rest. OUCH! $39 FOR TWO!! Woulda cost $5.99 to rent for my 12-foot screen at home.
Written March 29, 2017
My son and I are big into movies and this one was fun. Lots of great action, especially the IMAX effects. Decent plot, a couple of cool twists. Overall, good fun and enjoyable.