The FBI finds itself under cyber attack and John McClane (Bruce Willis) is ordered to pick up Matt Farrell (Justin Long), a brilliant hacker who might have something to do with it; the mission becomes anything but routine. 24 may once have been inspired by the original Die Hard, but this fourth movie in the series looks more like 24 – the circle is complete. Watching this combination between old school (McClane and his street smarts) and new school (Matt and his computers) is amusing. The story doesn’t make sense, but when the action sequences kick into high gear it’s old-fashioned fun, without too much CGI.
2007-U.S. 129 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Len Wiseman. Cast: Bruce Willis (John McClane), Justin Long (Matt Farrell), Timothy Olyphant (Thomas Gabriel), Cliff Curtis, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Maggie Q… Kevin Smith.
Trivia: Known outside of the U.S. as Die Hard 4.0. Co-produced by Willis and John McTiernan. Followed by A Good Day to Die Hard (2013).