It is one of those movies that could play every weekend and would still be watched. Well for at least three quarters of the film it is unsure. Die Hard was about a really cool guy in a really bad situation, and the result was probably the greatest action movie ever made. The fight on the wing of the plane is a classic in its own right, and Die Hard 2 stands alone as one of the best of the genre. Of course Johnny, he of wise-cracking ways, is the only one who can save the day.
He stumbles, gets stuck and survives only by last minute thinking. Traveling to Los Angeles in a last ditch attempt to patch things up with his estranged wife Holly Bonnie Bedelia , John McClane suddenly finds himself involved in a hostage situation. . Also worthy of mention is Alan Rickman's performance as the villain Hans Gruber. Die Hard was about a really cool guy in a really bad situation, and the result was probably the greatest action movie ever made.
A team of terrorists, led by Col. The terrorists are planning to rescue a drug lord from justice. The fact that Willis plays McClane as a man often in disbelief of his own situation, and who struggles in his fight against bad guys instead of just killing bad guys with ease, like most stereotypical action heroes -- well, not only does it make the character much more believable, it's darn brilliant. Their subplots actually add to the story instead of overcomplicating it, especially one featuring good cop Sgt. Particularly well done is the performance of Alan Rickman as the chief villain,Hans Gruber. Director Renny Harlin threw his hand into the ring.
As for the acting, it's darn near close to perfect. Just as action packed and enthralling as the original, the wit displayed in this film saved it from being a mediocre follow-up. Bruce Willis is awesome as John McClane. Unless their demands are met, they will unceremoniously plummet planes to the ground one by one -- including one on which Mrs. There are some minor variations in the formula, but basically the movie relies on the Bruce Willis' charisma and humor, and elaborate action sequences. The plot is great because it does not fall perfectly in line for the hero. With no runway lights available, all aircraft have to remain in the air, with fuel running low, McClane will need to be fast.
Then a whole slew of them. A team of terrorists, led by Col. Like Willis said in an interview Die Hard 2 - Die Harder - it's bigger, badder and louder. In order to do so, they have seized control of all electrical equipment affecting all planes. McClane Bonnie Bedelia is a passenger.
Again a lot of the stunts would have been done by Willis considering the professionalism of the man. I loved his role in this. The terrorists are planning to rescue a drug lord from justice. Stuart Sadler is holding the entire airport hostage. The terrorists, a renegade band of crack military commandos led by murderous rogue officer, have come to rescue a drug lord from justice.
A good film with a great plot twist, this is one of those action films which is just as good as the original. A team of terrorists, led by Col. Willis is one of my favourite actors, but I have only started to watch his movies in about the last 2-3 years and what a mistake that has been. A team of terrorists, led by Col. Any film that inspires copycats and wannabes really does it's job well. Die Hard 2 makes Bruce Willis look better and better. The heroic cop not only has to battle terrorists, but also an incompetent airport police chief, the hard headed commander of the army's anti-terrorist squad and a deadly winter snowstorm.
An unknown director, but to my surprise I say that it worked. I loved his role in this. As played by Willis, McClane's a smartass with a distinct disdain for being given orders. The Machiavellian Gruber would've been an easy villain to turn into little more than a scenery-chewing Bond villain. One year after foiling the terrorist takeover of a high-rise office building in the first movie, McClane is waiting to pick up his wife at Dulles International Airport just outside Washington on Christmas Eve. In order to do so, they have seized control of all electrical equipment affecting all planes.
Again a lot of the stunts would have been done by Willis considering the professionalism of the man. At Nakatomi, things of course get off to a rough start for McClane, as he gets into an argument with the wife and is left to wallow in his misery. The snow which of course is man made has a major role, so do all the planes making quite a crisis on their hands. He is a cop who looks like a normal guy, middle age, loosing some hair with wife problems. Die Hard did just that very thing for action films. Is one of those top 10 movies every guy should own.