Written September 03, 2014
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 October 25, 2014
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.
Written November 26, 2014
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 February 14, 2013
It's just really sad that people decide they want to add to a memorable franchise with a movie that's slapped together poorly. I would honestly compare this piece of junk to Indiana Jones 4.. it's that bad. There are NO memberable scenes. No tense moments... I happened to glance at the critical reviews and the ones that Fandango is offering i completely agree with. I won't go into detail.. all you have to do is read the first couple sentences of the critical reviews offered here in Fandango and i'd have to say they're pretty much spot on. I am in my late thirties and grew up watching all the Die Hard movies and have always adored them as have my father and brothers. This movie was so bad however, that i even became annoyed with the main character believe it or not. I mean this is BAD in every way. no character development, horrible directing and camera editing, terrible pointless action sequences, bad dialogue, no real climax and you really never care about any of the characters BAD
Written February 19, 2013
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.