If 1988’s Die Hard is a Christmas movie then Renny Harlin‘s 1990 follow-up is even more-so than John McTiernan’s original. Harlin’s film has snow and everything! Die Hard 2 isn’t Harlin’s only Christmas cracker, he also directed 1996’s The Long Kiss Goodnight.
Bruce Willis‘ John McClane once again fights terrorists on Christmas Eve – something which makes him the equivalent of an ass-kicking elf. This time the action takes place in Washington’s Dulles International Airport as McClane’s wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) circles the airport from above. If Die Hard was like The Towering Inferno, then Die Hard 2 is the equivalent to Airport.
Renny Harlin’s film might lack the claustrophobic feel of Die Hard but this sequel is almost as good as the original!