Die Hard 2 ★★

Die Hard 2: Die Harder takes fragments of every finely honed element in the first movie, scatters them on the floor in an indiscriminate pattern, and jumps up and down on them, while yelling expletives. Bruce Willis in his prime makes just about anything watchable, and there are moments in Die Hard 2 that are fun and bracing. But, it’s mostly a bland noisy mess, and its echoes of its near-perfect predecessor never fail to disappoint in contrast.