The original Die Hard movie is up there with the best action movies. Die Hard 4.0 is down there with the worst.
Bruce Willis claimed that he would only make this film when the story was right. They clearly offered him so much money he couldn't say no. From the off it just didn't feel like a Die Hard movie. There was no intriguing build-up as we have previously had with the villains enacting their plan, no reluctance from Willis to save the day (again), and no wit or real humour. Within minutes of the start, John McClane is battling it out against numerous submachine guns. From then on in it was just a string of stunts culminating in a ridiculous finale in which he takes on a US fighter jet (including jumping on and off it whilst it hovers in mid air).
Die Hard 4.0 was more like Under Siege 3.0. but Seagal must have turned it down.
This reviewer is giving it 1.0