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A batch of unhatched critter eggs are mistaken for Easter eggs by the country-folk inhabitants of Grover's Bend and, before long, the ferocious furballs are on the rampage again.
This is exactly what a sequel should be; Critters 2 has MORE critters, stupidity, gore, and EDDIE DEEZEN ♥
There's also this scene with a critter that has permanently attached itself to my heart.
critters 2: BEST
gremlins 2: BEST
ghoulies 2: BEST
Part of my Hoop-Tober 2.0 challenge - I Warned You Not to Go Out Tonight: Hoop-Tober II
Film #13: Critters 2 (1988) [5 Series, 5 Monsters]
It's been nearly a decade since I've seen the original Critters. I hated it so much at the time, I've never bothered to watch the rest of the series. However, this viewing of Critters 2 has me thinking I need to revisit it. I enjoyed the second film way more than I had anticipated.
Horror geek punchline Mick Garris is surprisingly strong behind the camera in his first theatrical outing. I mean, he's straight up plagiarizing Joe Dante, but the imitation is impressive. There's not a lot of non-Spielberg produced films that can get…
I had some kind of weird sexual awakening to this film when I was about 10 years old. My friends and I would watch this all the time on a dodgy VHS I'd taped off the telly; we'd constantly rewind and rewatch the part where the bounty hunter transforms into the Playboy model and her boobs pop out. It must have been the first time I was introduced to the beautiful female form. God know what happened though, I turned out to be a massive homosexual!
As far as sequels to cheesy 80's Sci-Fi comedy-horrors go, Critters 2 is actually quite enjoyable. I've always had a soft spot for this franchise and I like how this sequel explores how the…
TODAY'S TEMPERATURE - 26C. MINIMUM TEMPERATURE REQUIRED FOR FULL REVIEWING - 20C. STILL ON STRIKE. Fuck's sake.
Yes, I did enjoy this more than the original, as I speculated yesterday. I can't be arsed linking to that review because it's too hot. The cast isn't as interesting and it loses M. Emmet Walsh in favour of Barry Corbin. As substitutions go, it's not a bad one, but if they really do have to use Northern Exposure alumni in a film, I'd always much prefer Janine Turner make an appearance. No offence, Barry.
This one's a bit funnier than the original (especially the jingle in the burger restaurant) and the ending's really good as well. I don't know why they decided…
I watch this every Easter. It's the best of all the Critters movies. It takes everything from the first and ramps it up to the extreme. The only thing the first has on it is Billy Zane. At least the sequel has Lars from Heavyweights. The comedy is a million times better, as well as everything else. It's fucking great.
July 2016 Challenge - Connection to previous movie - Don Keith Opper
A big deal in my childhood. That VHS cover of the Critter holding that big "2" is forever imprinted on my brain. Ugh I miss video stores so much
Critters 2 is great for what it is, and really adds what the first one was lacking. You got more Critters, more gore, and nudity. It also knows how to be dumb in the right places. For all the added gore and violence the film feels much lighter in tone than the first. It finds that nice balance to make it a good creature flick.
More about the town, a united effort to stop the Crits. Stakes are raised, and depth provided, a definitely improvement from the original. And cleverly set at Easter.
Can't beat 80's sci-fi.
I want to give this one a lower score than I have because I know the script, while bigger and broader than the first, is lamer. But I just like this one as much as the first - it looks better, there's a bigger emphasis on spectacle and universe building, the score is good and its got a lot of good little moments (the giant critter ball, the bounty hunter becoming a Critter, the topless bounty hunter).
It's fun - if you liked the first one, you'll like this one. All these years later I still remember the Hungry Heifer song.
It's no Gremlins 2 but nothing's Gremlins 2.
An improvement in every way. It's bigger, more evenly paced and more confident. Critters 2 allows itself to be a bit more playful, especially when it comes to the Critters themselves. Critters 2 is an immense step up from the previous film with the exception of one thing. Where's Johnny Steele? Where is Power of the Night?
Funnier and even more self-reflexive than the original Critters, its 1988 sequel was better than I expected it to be. Director Mick Garris lifts the basics of the original film: alien invaders attack a town, bounty hunters arrive and help the townspeople with their fight. However, Garris and co-writer David Twohy (of future The Fugitive and Pitch Black credits), slyly switch the focus away from the critters themselves.
Instead, Critters 2 is much more invested in ramping up small-town humour and Middle Americana, from Easter egg hunts to fast food and church, than producing a quick and easy horror comedy. Also notable is a greater emphasis on the peculiarities of the space bounty hunters, adding a deep space prologue and…
Nearly as good as the first one, and still miles ahead of the GREMLINS films. Human death scenes take a step back, creature deaths get a leg up.
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