die hard 2Last year around this time for Ass Whoopin Wednesdays, we decided to go with a movie that kicked ass on Christmas in Die Hard and to continue the tradition, we chose the sequel in Die Hard 2: Die Harder. It’s one year later after the incident in the first film and the McClains are doing fine. John (Bruce Willis) is in Washington DC waiting for his wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) to fly in for Christmas. Everything is going smooth until John notices something very wrong at the airport and before you know a group of militants take over. All the militants want is a prisoner on board a military plane and all the airport has to do is obey and everything will be fine. What they don’t realize is that John McClain is at the airport and he is about to try and save the day once again. The film also stars William Atherton (Ghostbusters) as Dick Thornburg, Franco Nero (Django) as General Esperanza, William Sader (The Green Mile) as Col. Stuart, John Amos (Coming To America) as Major Grant, Dennis Franz (NYPD Blue) as Chief Lorenzo, Don Harvey (The Untouchables) as Garber, and the film was directed by Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger). Before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some stats:

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die hard 2 shotOne of my favorite line sin the film comes at the very end and Holly asks Jon, “Why does this always happen to us.” I think it’s just such a great way to cap it all off. Alright as far as the stats are concerned, John McClain has 26 kills (which is a big jump from the first film) with about 2/3 coming almost all in one shot. He has no origin story to speak of in this film and his wife once again is still his love interest and technically no close to him is hurt, but Holly is in danger. The big bss is definitely defeated and you should see how it’s done. This was such an amazing action movie from Bruce Willis and the enemy was definitely a little sneakier than they were in the first film, but did you notice a Pre-Terminator 2 Robert Patrick in the film? He works in the film as one of the bad guys and he definitely meets his maker courtesy of John McClain and you gotta love the fact that they used the legend Franco Nero in the film too. Some of the action in this film is a little outrageous and beefed up for the amusement of audiences everywhere (just check out the scene where I got this pic for this paragraph from). The acting in the film is amazing and William Sadler does a great job as your villain and the film has plenty of twists in it as well that keep you going. It’s almost Christmas Eve and it wouldn’t be the Christmas season with any Die Hard in our lives. I am giving the film four fists out of five for a final grade.


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