I’m trying to get some of these out of the way since my list is long again.
Die Hard 2 (1990) Dir. Renny Harlin Writ. Steven E. de Souza Stars: Bruce Willis, William Atherton Rated R 124 mins. Action IMDB 7.1
Ah, the most common artifact of action movies: the sequel!
Just like in Die Hard, John McClane’s ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time once again in Die Hard 2. After the terrorist conflict at Nakatomi Plaza in LA, John McClane is now a member of the LAPD who is traveling east to spend Christmas with his in-laws. After arriving a few days ahead of his wife, he’s sent back to Dulles International to pick her up when her flight lands.
And SHOCKER!!! There are terrorists. This time it’s defected military intelligence people who are trying to free a drug lord whose plane is landing at Dulles on a snowy, stormy winter night. When the terrorists take control of the airport’s systems, forcing the planes in the sky to circle the airport for hours longer than they’re meant to, it’s up to John McClane and the various other people at the airport to try to save the day!
Honestly? I might like this one better than the first, simply on the level of this one being much darker. The rule of sequels says so, there’s always a higher body count, but while the first one has awesome Alan Rickman as the bad guy, this one has some very dark things going down and the cost is way higher. THAT SAID, I may like it better, but it’s not as good of a film overall as the first.
My Rating: 8/10