Die Hard 4.0 (2007)
|Source of story
||An article about the vulerability of US administrative systems to computer hacking.
||Story by Mark Bomback and David Marconi, characters by Roderick Thorp. Originally known as “Live Free or Die Hard”
||Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant, Justin Long, Maggie Q, Cliff Curtis, Kevin Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sung Kang
||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.
||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.
||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.
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