Die Ha rd4
Thursday, 7mate, 8.30pm, M (2007)
Bruce Willis (left) is back as seemingly indestructible New York cop John McClane in the fourth instalment of the series. Our wisecracking hero is out to save his beloved US of A from a virulent cyber-terrorist (Timothy Olyphant). It’s widely acknowledged that the original Die Hard was one of the greatest action movies of the ’80s, and Underworld director Len Wiseman serves up a stunt-smothered, flameChristmas grilled, action whopper to rival that infamous Eve at Nakatomi Plaza and leave fans of the franchise hungry for more. Justin Long (Going The Distance) is solid as McClane’s nerdy hacker sidekick, while Maggie Q high-kicks her way through the non-stop thrills and spills as the villain’s top henchwoman. Keep an eye out for indie director Kevin Smith as a sup er-geek who helps out McClane when he’s in a pinch. Yippee-ki-yay indeed.