In this cynical, formulaic sequel to DIE HARD, all the style, wit and intelligence of the original has been jettisoned in favor of a bigger, louder, by-the-numbers approach. DIE HARD 2 even has the nerve to thematize its lack of inspiration via Bruce Willis's incessant wisecracks about the
similarity of his situation here to that of the previous film.
DIE HARD 2 takes place on Christmas Eve at Dulles International Airport, outside Washington, DC. In addition to the usual holiday crowds, the airport is also expecting the arrival of a "guest" from another country, a South American dictator named Esperanza (Franco Nero) who has been accused of
drug smuggling and i...