Written May 26, 2016
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 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 November 27, 2015
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 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 February 12, 2016
Bruce Willis is still his wisecracking, one-liner dropping, tough as nails, John McClane self. The action is over the top and frenetic, and may over load the senses, but it is so formulaic that it feels dull. The car chase sequence is amazing, but the rest of the shot 'em up is so bland that you are just sitting there watching things blow up, waiting for the movie to end, and when it ends, it just ends. There is no real character development or explaining of motivations. Characters are barely introduced and then killed too quickly. The writing on this movie was so lazy that the only thing they could think of to make nuclear radiation magically disappear was a bunch of flashlights affixed to a crossbow with some smoke. There is a small amount of redeeming quality in the dynamic of the relationship with John and his son but that aspect is really just a device to get to the next action sequence. It was the most cliche and uninspired movie of the Die Hard franchise. Oddly I didn't hate it.