First there was Hans Gruber, then came Col. Stuart and after him, Simon Gruber. One met gravity, the other two went up in a puff of smoke. And now it is the turn of Thomas Gabriel…who catches a bullet. The common string between all these four guys – John McClane. Yippy-ki-yay-**********!!! Die Hard 4.0 is the fourth in the series of Die Hard - and the first since 1995. For twelve long years, John McClane is being living in peace when suddenly a uber hacker threatens America and cripples its computer systems, its databases, the cyber security, and even the goddamn traffic lights! It is left to John to hunt down the evil-doers and restore normalcy – with the help of a nerdy hacker geek and loads of in-your-face action.
The Die Hard movies have always been action-packed and 4.0 is no exception. Cars smashing into helicopters, cars smashing into other cars, C4 atop PC’s which go kaboom at Ctrl+alt+Del, cars falling down elevator shafts, huge semis racing against F35′s, collapsing freeways – its all in here. And that just gets the adrenaline flowing. The apparent Chutzpah of the movie was supposed to be its uber-hacking and subsequent controlling of the whole country by means of a few PC’s – a plot which I personally found very tacky & inglorious. Beats me how gas can be re-routed into an electric facility by a few keystrokes!!! But when there’s so much kick-a$$ action, who’s bothering about such trivialities! Continue reading