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Fortress 2: Re-entry (1999)


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In this follow-up to Fortress, Stuart Gordon's 1993 sci-fi adventure drama, John Brennick (Christopher Lambert) and his wife Karen (Beth Toussaint) are once again on the run in a totalitarian regime of the future, where a multi-national corporation called Men-Tel has taken control of the world. While Karen eludes capture, John is arrested and sentenced to a penal colony in space. 26,000 miles from home, he must perform hard, dangerous labor in a punishing environment alongside some of the most

Apr 25, 2000

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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A few campy thrills, but the first one's a whole lot better.

April 17, 2005

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January 12, 2004 Full Review Source:

Bad, bad sequel to surprisingly good cult film.

July 30, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

This follow-up, whose natural home would seem to be video rental stores rather than local multiplexes, lacks Gordon's wit and grit.

December 2, 2002 Full Review Source: Sight and Sound
Sight and Sound

Makes the original look like "Casablanca"

September 18, 2002

The film's combination of sex, humor and violence looks like a cynical attempt to capitalize on the unsophisticated juvenile video market.

September 30, 2001 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

Patrick Malahide provides a few laughs as a slightly camp governor and Pam Grier puts in a token cameo but none of it is enough to save a film that sorely lacks energy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

Leave this one to gather dust on the video shelves.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page
Sci-Fi Movie Page

The only thing that Fortress 2: Re-entry does succeed at is in being an awful movie.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Fortress 2: Re-entry

Sequel to Fortress, this is a is a decent affair, one that is quite entertaining and is worth seeing if you enjoy low budget action films. The original wasn't the best film, but it was good, and this one is a decent affair that retains the vibe of the original and uses a proven formula to deliver something worthwhile for genre fans. If you're in the mood for a pleasant B movie action flick, and have seen the first, then you're sure to enjoy this one. The film is manages to entertain, and it's one of those movies that definitely will appeal to genre fans. Although never anything great, the film is a pleasant time waster that deserves to be rediscovered by B movie fans. Of course the film has silly moments, but that's where it gets its charm. I enjoy low budget action flicks, and for a sequel, it's entertaining enough considering that it's so low budget. If you're a fan of these films, you're going to like this one, though it's not a perfect film, compared to the Highlander sequels, this is a far better affair starring Lambert. Fortress 2 sticks to a proven method of action filmmaking, and though it has shortcomings, it's a fun film if you enjoy this genre. The acting here is average, and is nothing great considering that is B movie stuff, but for the most part, it succeeds at delivers an hour and a half of entertainment value for viewers looking for mindless action. There might be better B movies out there, but for what it is, it's better than what people give it credit for.
May 29, 2014
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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Well good old 'Brennick' has once again been caught by the evil 'MenTel Corp' and banged up, only this time the prison is in outer space folks!

Yep the franchise goes right down the pan here as the original is simply remade all over again but in space...well a poor excuse for space. The first film had some class but this second is a really poor effort simply to cash in on more of the same. The effects are pretty bad with really obvious bluescreen work, acting is bad from all including Lambert who has nothing much to go on really and the space prison sets look dreadfully cheap and cheerful.

It really is a shame to see such a difference in quality with these two films. This second is actually pretty dull seeing as it retreads everything from the first literately. Only highlight is the sexy Pam Grier and errr that's pretty much it.
March 25, 2014

Super Reviewer

This sequel is a very poor cash in on the first, watch the first film and leave it at that!
September 15, 2009

Super Reviewer

This sequel with Christopher Lambert who returns to reprise his role in prison again at the outer space, he must figure out how to escape again. Plagued by halfhearted performances and below-par effects, Fortress 2 cannot escape from its own inconsistencies.
January 7, 2008
Dean McKenna

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