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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Sean Kelly

My Thoughts on Live Free or Die Hard


I had to do a lot of preparation before going to see this, the forth movie in the Die Hard series. Specifically, I had to see the other three movies.

I purchased the box set on Monday and watched the films throughout the week, so I would be all caught up on the adventures of John McClaine for this weekend.

I have to say that I quite enjoyed this movie. It was a very fun and over the top action movie and it's definitely worth to carry the Die Hard name.

However, I would think that there are some purists, who will argue that point. The movie was edited down to be released with a PG-13 rating in the U.S.

The previous films are know for their excessive language and violence and I think some of the hardcore fans believe that the series is being "neutered" somewhat in trying to reach a younger audience.

What I have to say about that is while the language is noticeably toned down, the only real thing missing from the violence is extreme bloodshed. It is still very action-packed and still worth seeing (and the purists can just buy the unrated DVD that will almost for sure be coming out)

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).