Die Hard 2 (1990)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

USA, 1990.  Twentieth Century Fox, Gordon Company, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by , , based on the novel 58 Minutes by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

Endlessly fun sequel to John McTiernan’s genre-breaking action film, with  once again playing the wisecracking super cop who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. This time it’s Dulles airport in Washington, where his wife’s plane is overhead trying to land (fuel tank is running low too) but can’t because of terrorists holding the airport hostage. Cops are useless, the army is corrupt, so what do we need but John McClane! Renny Harlin’s direction stiffs the audience on the great character depth that was so unique in the original, but the colourful situations our hero finds himself in compensate and allow you to enjoy a fine, disgustingly violent film.  is back as well, as is sleazy reporter  and (in a small part)  as McClane’s cop buddy Powell. Also look for  in a bit role, one whole year before he’d become Arnold Schwarzenegger’s worst nightmare in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

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