As is his wont, McClane unknowingly stumbles into the morass, but is aided by a wisecracking hacker (Justin Long). The stakes get personal when the goons take McClane's estranged daughter (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) hostage. Oh, no, you di'n't!
The charm of the "Die Hard" formula has always been with McClane's dumb luck "¦ and his immense, on-the-fly skills at transforming into a one-man army. Here, "Underworld" auteur Len Wiseman deviates from that a little, casting McClane in more of a generic superhero role. The film is not without its speed bumps (Kevin Smith), but still delivers where it counts: high-octane, fast-moving, thrill-a-minute action.
Extras include interesting making-of segments, a terrible music video and a slightly discomforting segment of 20th Century Fox studio head Tom Rothman awkwardly covering the history of the "Die Hard" cash cow.