When someone hacks into the computers at the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division; the Director decides to round up all the hackers who could have done this. When he’s told that because it’s the 4th of July most of their agents are not around so they might have trouble getting people to get the hackers. So he instructs them to get local PD’S to take care of it. And one of the cops they ask is John McClane who is tasked with bringing a hacker named Farrell to the FBI. But as soon as he gets there someone starts shooting at them. McClane manages to get them out but they’re still being pursued. And it’s just when McClane arrives in Washington that the whole system breaks down and chaos ensues.-IMDb
Len Ryan Wiseman (born March 4, 1973) is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his work on the Underworld series, Live Free or Die Hard, and Total Recall. He is married to English actress Kate Beckinsale and is stepfather to her daughter Lily. They live in Brentwood, Los Angeles.
Wiseman began his career in film as a property assistant on a number of Roland Emmerich films: Stargate (1994); Independence Day (1996); and Godzilla (1998). After creating advertisements for clients including Sony, he directed music videos for artists such as Megadeth, En Vogue and, Static-X. He received a Best Art Direction nomination for Quarashi’s “Stick ’Em Up” at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards and a Best Director nomination for Rufus Wainwright’s “Across the Universe” at the Music Video Production Association (MVPA) Awards.
In 2003, Wiseman co-created and directed the film, Underworld. Despite receiving generally negative reviews from critics, the film… read more
It's not even over yet, but this is one of the worst movies I have ever seen and is an affront to the original Die Hard, which is one of the best action films ever. While I have no problem with suspending belief for a while, this the producer and director obviously felt that their demo were all idiots. There are just sooooooooo many things wrong with this piece of shit.
In the wake of John Moore's disastrous fifth entry in the series, it's easy to look back at "Live Free or Die Hard" with something approaching fondness. Sure, the screenwriters display zero understanding of what makes the series work and Bruce Willis often seems to be playing himself rather than John McClane, but as far as generic 00's action flicks go, "Live Free" is fairly slick and entertaining. Director Len Wiseman knows his way around a blockbuster setpiece and, thankfully, he shoots with an eye for clarity and kinetics; no shakycam here. However, it could just as easily be said that the action is *too* slick, as though Bruce Willis is on an amusement park ride and all the explosions and stunts are merely part of the attraction.
A Hollywood movie. I watch this when I get sick and it cheers me up. Pretty violent, but in a cartoon-ish "did the circus come to town?" kind of way. There is something about the pacing of the film that I think makes it great. It is just moralistic enough, with out over doing it. Maybe some would find it preachy, but personally I think ALL movies should be didactic. Live Free, or Die Hard is also frivolous...
A disgrace to the name of Die Hard, it’s probably one of the worst movies ever made. I hate this movie, God I hate this movie. I thought Len Wiseman would do a decent job on it because as cheap as… read review