294. Die Hard 2 (1990)

Date First Watched: Long time ago
Date Last Watched: Long time ago
# Viewings: 3+

It’s been at least 10 years since I’ve seen this, so I only really remembered some vague stuff about the airport and Holly being on a plane. It’s definitely not as good as the first one, but it’s still a solid action film.

It lacks that really unique feel that the first film had. It wasn’t as tight and it wasn’t as memorable. The villains weren’t that interesting and their motive was pretty lackluster and unnecessarily ‘complex’ and twisty. Not that the plot is complex, but the first one was just a simple well-thought out robbery, instead of all this stuff about controlling planes to free a prisoner.

I also felt the action was too over-the-top; eg McClane ejecting himself out of the exploding plane. It wasn’t as grounded. I don’t base how good it is based on the first film, but since I just watched it too it’s hard to not ignore comparisons. But it is a fun ride and a good sequel.


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