I just watched Die Hard 2 for the first time in a decade or so, at least and I have one big question and I’m wondering if I missed something.
What, exactly, is Special Forces guy William Stewart (and his flunkies) plan? What happened to turn a group of say, 50 or so people (including the second squad led by John Amos’s team) to Eeeee-vil? I could see a few people tempted to hang out in some Panama-esqe nation for the rest of their lives, but 50 trained, ostentably loyal soldiers? Bwah?
Also, who cares if Noriega-lite gets away? Why the huge effort to stop him (before John knows Holly is in danger)?
The movie’s not bad, much of the acting is terrible (Sen Fred Thompson as the air traffic controller and the Ernest/Hillbilly Janitor are cringeworthy) but there’s enough star performances by like John Amos (who makes everyone else–including Willis–look like third graders trying to do “Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead”.) make up for it.
But…what’s the bad-guy’s motive?