Mike Matei / July 19th, 2007
Live Free Die Hard
April 14, 2010 at 5:48 pm
This one really disappointed me!
For my taste, way too over the top….
Sure it’s a action movies but the fight with the women was so overdone.
I felt like in any other movie but not in a Die Hard…
April 24, 2010 at 3:40 pm
Awesome movie, loved it as well..
How can you NOT love John McClane!?
April 27, 2010 at 2:53 pm
Live free or die. That is New Hampshires state motto……and is on every Liscence plate;-)
May 13, 2010 at 9:50 am
In Germany it’s called “Stirb Langsam(Die Hard) 4.0″….I thought it was dumb to put a “.0” behind the original title of the series, but at least it says the number.But overall i liked the first of those movies the most, but…this one was ok.
June 13, 2010 at 4:34 pm
In Denmark it’s called Die Hard 4.0 and Die Hard 3 is called Die Hard Mega Hard. Why I don’t know, Guess they didn’t like the original title.
July 9, 2010 at 4:12 pm
Good movie, good review, the only disapointment is the movie doesn’t say yippie kai yay motherfucker.
September 4, 2010 at 12:14 am
i agree. it didnt try to be an oscar winner or anything, it just wanted to kick your ass. I didnt mind the pg-13 rating. with that, i feel that they can reach a wider audience and therefore bring in more money because in the end, that’s all they care about. Now, i wish i could have seen it in the theatres but at the time i never got the chance. ive only been able to see it recently when i bought the unrated version which doesnt really have very much more to offer than the occasional ‘fuck’ here and there. in my opinion, with die hard, all you need is one fuck, and that’s yippie kai yay motherfucker. and thats what its all about.
September 5, 2010 at 2:57 pm
The film was called Die Hard 4.0 here in England.
September 24, 2010 at 5:16 pm
I think it was called “Die Hard 4.0” all over Europe. Which is cool, since it wasn’t simply called “Die Hard 4”, but “4.0” to make it look like a software version number, as a reference to the main villains being evil hackers.
March 20, 2011 at 3:30 pm
Great review but by did you out most of Fortunate son?
June 16, 2011 at 10:03 am
Not the best Die hard movie but compared to where action movies are today it was pretty fucking good
July 11, 2011 at 11:55 am
I killed you chinese hooker bitch
September 17, 2011 at 5:52 pm
I don’t think you really got what was so great about the original Die Hard. That was a smart action film with great acting, and a plot that flowed beautifully. The action scenes really were just about believable, and the dialogue was perfect. The fact that he got beaten to a pulp and ended up bleeding all over and barely walking was iconic and memorable, but not what made it a great movie.
This sequel is a great example of what is wrong with how film has changed today. I honestly enjoyed the first 20 minutes or so, but then it went completely nuts. The action scenes were crazy and well over-done. I like some films like this, but only when they make it clear that that’s what the movie is about and all that it’s really about, like in Crank for example, but that’s not what Die Hard was about, and LFoDH was trying to be a Die Hard film. The worst thing about it was that the film was filled it with unfunny, not clever dialogue (as mentioned COMPLETELY different from the first film) and explosions. It was embarrassing to see Bruce Willis at times.
Btw, it’s ironic how all YOU can say is “yippy ki-yay motherfucker”, when Bruce Willis couldn’t really say it in the film, because of the rating, which was one of the major criticisms. Not that it really matters because, had the film actually been made well, no one would have really cared.
I think you see these films from a completely different perspective because you are a film-maker. Movies like this, and transformers, and the 2 latest terminator movies have deviated completely from what I used to love about watching films, and really are just big lights shows with some toilet humour thrown in (don’t get me wrong, I’m not above toilet humor, but it’s often done so poorly, particularly in Transformers 2). Very rarely the new effects are used well to compliment the dialogue/plot of the film these days. District 9 was a good example of what can be achieved imo.
Anyway, just wanted to offer a different perspective. Love all your videos even if I disagree with some of them, and you’ve introduced me to some older movies I wasn’t aware of.
February 28, 2012 at 5:39 pm
The problem with this film is…it’s NOT a “Die Hard” film at all.
Die Hard has depth, emotion, great bad guy, multi layered plot, a everyday cop in a bad situation…this film has none of that.
This works much better as a sequel to The Last Boy Scout than Die Hard.
The PG-13 rating did not bother me either. The lack of character and plot did though.
The original Die Hard was a well written hiest flick with a great plot and more a suppense/thriller then an action film. yeah it had great action in the film but it was not the focus of the overall picture.
This film had none of the charm, heart or inteligence the first film had.
DH4 is just a summer action flick…nothing more. And it’s a pretty medicore one at that too.
I have no idea what character Bruce was playing in this flick, but it was not John McClane.
March 9, 2012 at 5:07 am
I will never understand why you would give a round of applause to the ending of a film… So alien to my British sensibilities. I didn’t mind the film. The fight scene with John McClane and the evil woman was brutal!
February 17, 2013 at 11:52 am
I concur with Die Hard 4.0, it was called this way in Russia and Ukraine, too. And I, too, think it’s a brilliant retitling, as it both kept the numbering and hinted at the subject matter
March 14, 2013 at 8:25 pm
Don’t complain about the title. Here in Slovakia, the whole series is translated as “Lethal Trap.” Now, that’s fucked up, don’t you think?
March 24, 2013 at 11:29 am
yeah It was called Die Hard 4.0 here in Sweden too
February 9, 2015 at 8:08 am
Nice review. I completely agree. It is entertaining as all hell. And there is a unrated version, with a couple of fucks and some bloodspray, worth checking out for that extra awesomeness.
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