the fresh films reviews

S I N C E   1 9 9 7









 

 

Die Hard 2 (1990)

Preceded by: Die Hard (1988)
Followed by: Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

Directed by:
Renny Harlin

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Action
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Die Hard 2

RUNNING TIME
124 minutes

Produced by:
Charles Gordon
Lawrence Gordon
Joel Silver
Written by:
Steven E. de Souza
Doug Richardson


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
John McClane Bruce Willis
Holly Gennero Bonnie Bedelia
Dick Thornburg William Atherton -
Sergeant Al Powell Reginald VelJohnson -
General Ramon Esperanza Franco Nero
Colonel William Stuart William Sadler
Major Grant John Amos
Captain Carmine Lorenzo Dennis Franz
Windsor Pilot Colm Meaney -
Samantha "Sam" Coleman Sheila McCarthy -
Burke John Leguizamo -

 

Review

John McTiernan was replaced by Renny Harlin as director for the much anticipated follow-up to Die Hard, and out with McTiernan went also a human touch. This sequel is more mechanical and more bound to the 1980s action genre; meaning less distinctive. John McClane still is the talkative and relatable cool-guy, but everyone around him are rather dull movie characters. And when Harlin fails to make the story flow, the setup starts feeling as staged as it obviously is. There are numerous references to the fact that the 1990s have begun, but the picture very much feels like the 1980s, and so do the many noisy but not necessarily spectacular explosions, action-sequences and special effects. Followed by the much fresher Die Hard with a Vengeance five years later.

Copyright 17.06.2023 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

[BACK TO INDEX]

[HAVE YOUR SAY]