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Bride of Re-Animator
Date. Mate. Re-animate.
Herbert West once again revives the dead. This time, he brings Dan's ex-girlfriend's heart back inside a 'perfect' body. Dr. Hill returns as the evil nemesis who lost his head.
Producer Brian Yuzna takes over the directorial reigns from Stuart Gordon in this Re-Animator sequel. Parallels between the first film and Frankenstein, as well as a couple of story points, seemed to telegraph a sequel assuming the first did well. (It did, of course)
Jeff Combs returns as a less effective and more over-the-top Dr. West and Bruce Abbott reprises his role as Dr. Cain, albeit with almost nothing in common with his characterization in the previous film. Combs is a thinly drawn caricature of Dr. Frankenstein gone VERY mad, and Abbott is now some kind of General Hospital doctor who took a wrong turn at…
I loved Re-Animator. I was shocked at how much fun I had when watching it. This one tries to live up to the first one, and it never quite does. It starts off really slow and they kind of seem to be taking themselves too seriously for awhile. But, when the wacky moments do happen they are just as crazy and fun as the original and Herbert West is just such a fantastic character played perfectly by Jeffrey Combs.
The original is a classic of the sub-genre. Does the sequel measure up? Nope but who the fuck cares? Bride is a super fun follow up. Herbert is more manic and Dan is more lovesick. So with their powers combined, they create the perfect undead woman! Of course nothing works out and a certain severed head comes back for revenge. It's got everything but the magic of the first. It's a damn fine sequel.
Despite a hearty effort this lacks the manic transgressive glee of something like EVIL DEAD II, which much more successfully juggled tonal whiplash and sheer audacity of craft. But it's suitably wet, Jeffrey Combs is still delightful, and the practical effects are of course astounding.
Can't say I vividly recall the first "Re-Animator", but I think I had a better time watching the sequel, which behaves like most sequels by somewhat exaggerating the popular aspects of the original, hence an increase in deranged lab experiment hybrids (for starters, here's an animal-like creature scuttling around that looks like it's just an eyeball attached to some fingers), showers of lovingly composed splatterpunk effects (check out that gnarly bride at the end), and Jeffrey Combs returning to his signature role, acting even more like he doesn't know his autistic Dr. Frankenstein stand-in is a one-man deadpan comedy show.
It's funny just watching him stand there in the lab, eyeing a couple different severed body parts…
Loses a star for "shocking a flatline." Here's some medical knowledge for you. You never shock a flatline. You shock an irregular heartbeat (fibrillation) with a defibrillator. A flatline isn't even fixed with a intracardiac injection despite what Pulp Fiction would have you believe. A flatline, if you're curious, is when the ECG shows no electrical activity; a cardiac flatline is called "asystole". Fixing a cardiac flatline generally includes CPR (to the beat of Staying Alive) or a shot of epinephrine delivered through endotracheal tube or intravenously.
I know it's kind of shitty to nitpick the medical plausibility of a film about re-animated dead people, but "shocking a flatline" is such a common and irritating cliche. It always strikes me…
Still a solid film for the B movie horror cult genre. As well, a decent sequel to Re-Animator. It still contains insane and over the top scenes of reanimated body parts and dead people that never cease to be enjoyable to watch. The classic special effects from the 80s are still more lively and scarier than the overused CGI effects in modern horror films nowadays! Of course, the acting and dialogue are hella cheesy, so bad, and enjoyable all at the same time.
2 1/2 stars - "Good"
It is clearly meant to be a reference to Bride of Frankenstein but the script is stupid and makes very little sense considering what happened in the first film. Still, Jeffrey Combs and David Gale steal the scene and the movie has some nice moments of gory humor.
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..... when will they learn?!?!
also why this one guy always fuck
Fear Of Rejection
Crams a completely ridiculous amount of ideas, blood, and body parts together in the third act that it's forgiven for not having much of consequence leading up to that. Yuzna's Basket Case 2.
I didn't like it as much as the first. The first one was all about the discovery of this serum and how it brings dead body parts to life. This one felt rushed. The first is a one of a kind with the talking head. This felt like a cash in. Not for me. Watch the first one.
Fun sequel to the original but I thought towards the end the joke was starting to wear thin.
Fun, but nowhere near as good as the original.
Per quanto non valga l'originale, si rivela un meritevole sequel grazie all'affinità di Yuzna per la materia. L'impronta del regista sta tutta nel delirante finale.
Entertaining enough, but not a patch on the original.
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