Written September 23, 2014
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 September 19, 2014
Yes it's an aging franchise, but the latest installment delivers on the action in a new setting in Russia. The plot has some weak spots, and the number of multi-story falls that the heros walk away from is unbelievable, but the action doesn't stop, and the stunts are great. (I also now know what my next car will be for driving in city traffic..)
Written February 17, 2013
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 July 29, 2014
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.
Written December 20, 2014
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.