Written October 30, 2014
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 March 31, 2015
I loved this movie, but I'm fanatical about the Die Hard franchise as it is. It wasn't perfect, but it was fun. I probably should have seen the twist at the end coming, but I truly didn't. Some of the father-son bonding scenes seemed a little awkward and out of place, but there really wasn't any good time to do those, so they had to go somewhere.
Anyway, there were lots and lots of explosions and I can never be upset about that.
Written January 30, 2015
Non stop massive car, helicopter, building and just about everything else int he movie all blown up. Excellent! Go see this movie. This is NOT Gone With The Wind.
Whatchyu talkin bout Willis?!
Written March 05, 2015
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 July 28, 2015
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.