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2000s, Action, Die Hard

Die Hard 4.0 (2007)

Duration 2h 8m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story An article about the vulerability of US administrative systems to computer hacking.
Writers/Script Mark Bomback
Additional Info Story by Mark Bomback and David Marconi, characters by Roderick Thorp. Originally known as “Live Free or Die Hard”
Director Len Wiseman
Starring Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant, Justin Long, Maggie Q, Cliff Curtis, Kevin Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sung Kang
Elevator Pitch John McClane is tasked with bringing a hacker into FBI headquarters, but when they become the targets of an assassination attempt the pair are forced to take on an evil technocrat who intends to take over America’s information and operational systems.
Content Many scenes in the villain’s and the FBI cyber control rooms, with people stabbing away at computer keyboards. Set pieces as John McClane takes on the villains with pistols, and automatic weapons. Some car chases involving helicopters and at one point a vertical lift F-35 jet fighter.
A View I had heard that this was terrible, but it was well received by the critics who seemed to appreciate the completely impossible set pieces. I am a bit of a fan of the series, but even so this went on for a bit too long. You must have come across the series, so you know what to expect. Tolerable if you like action movies.

About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels

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