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Die Hard 2 Reviews

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½ April 14, 2017
4/14/2017: A decent movie. My least favorite of the series though.
½ March 23, 2017
Not as good as the original, but still not a bad movie.
March 19, 2017
Pulling no punches and making no excuses, this action packed sequel is tremendous fun if somewhat sillier than the original.
½ March 2, 2017
Man this is a ok movie but the idea of him having bad Christmas is a die hard tradition
March 1, 2017
Rating: 64%
Ridiculously overblown and written with cheese, Die Hard 2: Die Harder amps up the big action but forgets to give audiences a plot and villain that are at least on par with the ones in the first.
½ February 9, 2017
I'm a fan of John McClain so this works. The plot is not nearly as entertaining as the first film, some moments where the film is down right frustrating to watch. Harder to watch again and again, but it's a good
½ January 23, 2017
I expected this to be just like the first one, but in an airport. However, it had John McClane interact with multiple people throughout the movie and it contained many one-on-one fights, which kicked a lot of ass.
January 15, 2017
Like die hard but on solid ground and the villain is not as good as Hans Gruber.
January 10, 2017
It's good movie to watch
December 28, 2016
The strengths of Die Hard 1 become the weaknesses of Die Hard 2: mainly, McClane's sour-but-plausible happenstance is a convenient-and-ridiculous premise here, and the compelling villain of Die Hard 1 is exchanged for a somewhat trite posse in Die Hard 2. And ugh: Dennis Franz's captain is the antithesis of Reggie VelJohnson's lovable Sgt. Powell.
½ December 7, 2016
Similar to Die Hard 1 in a good way.
½ December 6, 2016
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.
½ November 14, 2016
Another great actioner that pulls out all the stops. As good as the first. Dennis Franz is tremendous as Captain Carmine Lorenzo who impedes McClane. Favourites Franco Nero and John Amos also lend support.
½ October 30, 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 = 7.0
October 18, 2016
The best Christmas movie except the first one
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.
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