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Die Hard 2 Reviews

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September 6, 2016
It's really cool, but the villian's aren't that interesting.
½ August 31, 2016
Fall short of its Predecessor, however still fun!
August 27, 2016
A film very similar to the first... But doesn't come close to matching it's epic scale!

7.9/10 or 4 stars
½ August 13, 2016
Great fun re-watching this after checking out the original for the first time. One of the very best filmic franchises out there, to be sure.
August 1, 2016
Sigue con la misma idea de una situación en un solo lugar, en este caso um aeropuerto, aunque de una forma un poco más grande, lo cual me parece que locales mejor la primera y el villano no convenció mucho, a pesar de todo es muy buena acción, se siente que es Die Hard y es muy entretenida.
July 28, 2016
It's not quite as good as the original and lacks the suspense, but for the most part it's still really good, and largely benefits from Bruce Willis' excellent performance, as well as top notch action.
July 27, 2016
John McClane has done it again this time in DC!
½ July 25, 2016
My least favorite but still liked it, Good action it just missed something that made the first a classic, Maybe the fact that apart from one small twist it was predictable.
July 23, 2016
The better, more refined version of Die Hard.
½ July 17, 2016
A step down from the original but overall, still a action packed, entertaining piece.
½ July 11, 2016
As sequels go, this goes far. Weird plot twists and a surprise ending. Bruce Willis has a few new buddies to help out.
July 4, 2016
While it is in no way as smart, inventive, as the first and nor does it have a great/memorable villian, also the first one, it's still an entertaining sequel that has Bruce Willis as John McCain having a blast and being a badass and good action which makes it a worthy sequel.
June 14, 2016
Wow. And I'm not saying wow in a good way. Die Hard 2: Die Harder( so original!) might be the big budget action sequel that may have started the trendy big budget studio disappointments that have plagued audiences for nearly thirty years!! This time around, Bruce Willis's iconic John McClane ditches the skyscraper for an international airport housed in the nations Captial. He also leaves behind an intelligent counterpart to play the villain, instead we get some disgruntled Amry officer who appearently enjoys practicing Ta Chi naked in his hotel room. The best thing going for this lackluster blockbuster is the ending. You know, when the credits start rolling and you can watch something else .
June 7, 2016
Alright. Would have been rated higher but some really stupid scenes
May 8, 2016
It's great sequels like this one that keep franchises going. Willis is back in great form to battle terrorists who have taken over the airport.
April 1, 2016
Of course it doesn't match the original- what could? But this is still a good movie and it's still a Die Hard movie- it tries it's best to keep the charm and confidence found in the original while expanding into more standard action-movie territory with a stupidly clichd bad guy to match.

What makes this successful as a sequel is its attempt to branch out- it's not a copy of the original and it doesn't depend on constant nods to the original either. It chooses to fit it's genre more- the original was a surprise hit but this one had high expectations and so it treated itself as a mainstream movie and I think it had to do this to make a splash. The downside is that this approach may make the movie more commercially successful but it also makes it more typical of the genre and a less-impressive offering.

The plot it pretty ridiculous which is in the Die Hard tradition really but this is a well-written movie and it's all forgivable plus it's still pretty tame compared to modern action movies now.

Out of the trilogy (lets not talk about the rest) this one is my least-favourite simply because the clichs just hurt the film too much- the bad guy doesn't impress me and the plot is a strange mix of action-packed and bland. It's far from a failure but it could have been so much more.
March 20, 2016
It really doesn't match the original and lacks it's atmosphere, but hey ! This is what you get from a big budget action sequel, and it's just as entertaining as it is gory and full of action. It's still pretty good, the actors (especially Bruce Willis) are all very good in their role and the film still has the small Christmas theme in it. I wouldn't say it's as clever as the first movie, but it's still a bunch of violent and action packed fun. Recommended !!
March 2, 2016
I really wish John Mctiernan directed this, but it's still an enjoyable sequel with probably the best "Yipee Ki-Yay" of the entire series. Oh and my favourite quote; "You're supposed to stay in your seat until the plane reaches the terminal".
February 21, 2016
Not as good as the original, it still holds up being enthralling at many perspectives. It's a good sequel to watch, however it's has some faults like some annoying character moments, a pretty escalated plot, and cheesy moments. But it's still enjoyable to watch. It maybe underrated, but it's still a good installment in the die hard franchise. Score = 8.4
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