THT Talkies: Willis pumps testosterone again

Die Hard 4.0 (Action/Thriller)

Cast: Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyplant, Justin Long, Maggie Q, Cliff Curtis and Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Director: Len Wiseman

Showing at Kumari


He has done it again. Yes, Bruce Willis looks rough, tough and yet quips like an unflappable stand-up in all right places.

Sequels are not supposed to be good, especially if it comes after 20 years. However, this one is different. What counts in this fourth instalment of the Die Hard series are the fantastic fight scenes and explosions. Get ready for the non-stop action thriller of this summer.

Die Hard 4.0 (Live Free or Die Hard) promises to keep you on the edge of your seat not giving you a minute to think “What should I have — buttered popcorn or plain?”

Willis is back as NYPD Detective John McClane, who always ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time, but saves a whole bunch of people while doing it. This time he is sent to find computer hacker Matt Farrell (Justin Long), who is a part of a growing cyber-attack on US infrastructure, utilities, law enforcement and more. He discovers that Farrell is not only involved but is also targeted for elimination by the leader of the cyber-attack team Thomas Gabriel (Timothy Olyphant). Now, McClane must protect Farrell, his daughter Lily (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and the whole country.

It’s all about computers and there are times where you just cannot understand the technical aspects but who cares? By then you are too busy watching McClane blowing up a helicopter with a car, cars crashing, collapsing highways, and exploding gas lines. After all it is about booms and bangs, and the special effects are impressive, with fast and furious action.

In between the stunts, action and things blowing up, you will also get to hear funny lines that do make one laugh.