Die Hard 2 (1990) And with this, the utterly ridiculous and stupidly entertaining action movies of the 80s come to an end (and not just because it's 1990.) There are elements of the script that remain pretty serious, and then you have that Col. Stuart practicing martial arts in the buff. I like this one (Franco Nero's slightly OTT cameo not withstanding.) It was just one after another "Are you kidding me?" type of things that Executive Decision would mop the floor with five years later. I always felt the John McClane character was a solid done-in-one, but Willis is entertaining here so I'll concede and just roll with it.