Die Hard 4.0Mikey 15 comments
So I finally got around to seeing Die Hard 4.0, something I have been curious about for a little while now, but not for the reasons you think.
I went into this movie having absolutely no idea of the plot, the actors (apart from Bruce Willis) or the premise. Luckily my expectations were not that high to start with as I was prepared for a computer themed action movie. Almost a paradox I know.
Anyway, I will just come out and say it now: Die Hard 4.0 is an atrocity of a movie. Let's start with what's good. OK now that's out of the way, moving on to the bad.
I felt like I was watching Die Hard again. That wouldn't be a bad thing if it were still 1998. The action is way over the top. I mean on a level that just makes you constantly LOL. Maybe this film was meant to be a piss-take of itself?
The protagonist (Willis) is simply indestructible and the survival Gods are constantly smiling on him. The laws of physics have been cast aside to join plot holes and allow the central character and his sidekick to survive the un-survivable.
Speaking of lazy story writing, the use of computer hacking has been taken to new levels, so far-fetched even for the laziest of Hollywood hacks.
The enemy in this film is a disgruntled computer hacker with a team of geeks who are able to use computers to hack into and control absolutely everything, and they do it in mere seconds. To anyone who remotely understands even the most basic fundamentals of hacking or even the basic principles on which the Internet functions, the dialogue in Die Hard 4.0 will make you feel like you have suddenly lost about 50 IQ points.
I am starting to think may have been contracted to do the technical consulting. It is so bad that words cannot completely describe, so I will let this Penny Arcade comic do the talking for me:
Anyway, I won't get that 2 hours of my life back but it doesn't matter as I had a great laugh throughout, to which my partner can testify as she walked in on me with tears streaming down my face.