Fun action film that, while not the classic that is the original, has plenty to offer and makes for a fun holiday film. Bruce Willis is in top form as John McClain, once again playing him as a reluctant hero who genuinely feels for those around him (his reaction to when the terrorists play out their threats is heart breaking). He gets solid support from the rest of the cast, particularly William Sadler as the villainous Col. Stuart, though he doesn't have near the charisma Alan Rickman brought as Hans Gruber. Behind the camera, Renny Harlin directs some exciting & violent scenes, along with placing the camera in some cool places (the zoom on McClain's face when he escapes an exploding plane is a prime example). However, Harlin is not near the storyteller John McTieran is, thus his action scenes are more chaotic than exciting, and the script is not near as tight, with an unknown number of bad guys & crazy twists. Overall, not a perfect film but a fun one, and since it takes place on Christmas, a nice addition to the holiday film rotation.