There are very few good villains anymore Hans Gruber was killed in the first film, they killed Darth Vader in the 3rd Star Wars film, Gene Siskel said it best "A film is only as good as it's villian".
When watching films I seriously always look for how well the villian is written and displayed-well I can tell you the villian in this film is as lame as a villian in a Spy Kids film.
There is a car chase and normally I love those in action films in "Die Hard With A Vengeance" there was a great chase through Central Park, but this one was such a typical chase where are the "Terminator 2" chases?
There were many an explosion and who would watch an action film without some, right? Well these are just written to keep you awake from the boredom. There are some films that this can be compared too-Star Wars Episode 1:The Phantom Menace, The Godfather III & Star Trek 5: The Final Frontier, this one hurt almost as much as Star Wars Episode 1, honest.
Gone are the funny one liners this is all tired and done to death, Bruce Willis looks totally bored playing Mclain again and we feel it right through the lens-there is no chemistry between he and his son and I realize that is of little importance here as they have been apart for sometime now(3 years)but I am even talking about the actors there is nothing there.
I hope you all realize how much it hurts me to really slam this film but this film was done with no heart or love for the series at all.