This is a very interesting film to fanedit, because it is an unusual mix of some really good moments and really bad moments.
Uncanny Antman has done well with the color correction and made some good edits. Unfortunately for this critical viewer, his edits don’t go far enough. I fear that there wouldn’t be enough left to tell the story if Uncanny Antman had cut all the absurd crap from this movie, but there are definitely some scenes such as the power plant scene that could have greatly benefited from deeper cuts.
Although Die Hard 4 was directed by Len Wiseman, it feels very much like a Michael Bay film with the same sub-critical intelligence level and over-the-top action. If you like Michael Bay films you will probably enjoy this. If you don’t, you won’t.
To put it another way, if you enjoyed the original version of this movie, you will enjoy this version as well. If you didn’t… well, see previous paragraph.
Diehard 4 gets a:
[b]Fanedit rating of 7/10.[/b]
(Fanedit rating focuses on technical and creative criteria that pertain specifically to the scope and depth of changes made from the source material by the faneditor. In other words, I might hate the movie but still give a high fanedit rating if I really respect the re-editing work done to it.)
[b]Movie rating of 5/10.[/b]
(Movie rating judges on traditional criteria of quality/enjoyment as if this were an original theatrical release being seen for the first time.)
Watched this with my wife. She likes the earlier Die Hard movies, the third one more than the second. I didn’t tell her that we were about to see an edit, and I don’t think she noticed it being re-cut at all.
Now this movie sure wasn’t much to be happy about, but this version makes it bearable and even entertaining. We were both pleased at the end. I just love when the editing can bring out something good in a movie. Very nice work, have to rate it at 9/10.
I for one always enjoyed Live Free or Die Hard, but definitely agree that it was not a “true” Die Hard film. Your edit fixes almost all the problems with the film and makes it even better. I was truly glued to the screen on this edit!