Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
This is a fun, predictable, action-filled romp with a nonsensical plot and a nonsensical villain played unconvincingly by Timothy Olyphant.
It’s the second movie I have seen featuring Justin Long – the Mac in the “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” commercials. Is it just me, or does Justin Long seem to you as if he is the result of Zack Braff and Keanu Reeves mating? True to form, he played a computer hacker in need of Detective McClane’s protection. Amusingly, there wasn’t a Mac in sight! I enjoyed his performance – exactly what you’d expect.
The always enjoyable Kevin Smith didn’t disappoint in an unexpected cameo role as the hacker guru Warlock. I also enjoyed the performance of Cliff Curtis (FBI Director Bowman) – a relative unknown actor that I’m starting to recognize more.
I can recommend this enjoyable, action-packed flick for an evening of good, old-fashioned, mindless movie-satisfaction. That’s exactly what I was hoping for when my buddy and I rented it in HD from Apple TV – and that’s exactly what we got. Yippy Ki-yay!