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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
A 7.6 rating...
...is Definitely not warranted by this film.
By no stretch of imagination does this film deserve that rating. Apart from the visuals, which are stunning, this is little else. The plot is uninspired and characters are barely developed beyond the basic background information required. The story is a poorly applied computer nerd's dream; a slighted computer security expert hacks the systems to run and takes control of the entire country. This is actually one of the things I hated most in this film - the over-reliance of computers. For more or less every problem Gabriel, the antagonist, faces, he simply tells his hacker cronies to 'hack' it, and the problems simply goes away. The implausibility of it is so glaring that I'm surprised not many people have commented on it.
Of course, the visuals and action sequences are stunning, the fighter plane sequence being particularly memorable. They are of course the core of this film, and the main reason why most people go to watch Die Hard films. However, this alone does not make up for the poor story, crappy plot and using computers as deus ex machinas in every possible instance.