Species II (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

Species II (1998)




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When astronaut Patrick Ross returns from the first manned Mars expedition, he's infected with some human-alien DNA. Now any woman who sleeps with Ross is impregnated with alien embryos that quickly kill the mother. Ross hides the offspring, but L.A. cops soon detect a pattern in the female deaths.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Chris Brancato
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 14, 2001


Marg Helgenberger
as Dr. Laura Baker
Justin Lazard
as Patrick Ross
Mykelti Williamson
as Dennis Gamble
George Dzundza
as Col. Carter Burgess ...
James Cromwell
as Senator Ross
Myriam Cyr
as Anne Sampas
Sarah Wynter
as Melissa
Baxter Harris
as Dr. Orinsky
Scott Wesley Morgan
as Harry Sampas
Nancy La Scala
as Debutante
Raquel Gardner
as Debutante's Sister
Henderson Forsythe
as Pentagon Personnel
Robert Hogan
as Pentagon Personnel
Ted Sutton
as Pentagon Personnel
Valerie Karasek
as Biologist
Jane Beard
as Biologist
Nancy Young
as Tether Console Guard
Beau James
as Administrator
Tracy Metro
as Prostitute
Irv Ziff
as Seedy Motel Clerk
Felicia Deel
as Stripper
Norman Aronovic
as Medical Examiner
Kim Adams
as Darlene
Dustin Turner
as Kid at Supermarket
Susan Duvall
as Woman Shopper
Andreas Kraemer
as Male Teenager
Lauren Ziemski
as Female Teenager
Donna Sacco
as Woman in Crowd
Sondra Williamson
as Woman with Gamble
Kevin Grantz
as Federal Agent
Zite' Bidanie
as Press Assistant
Nat Benchley
as Squad Leader
Mike Gartland
as Cobra Pilot
Evelyn Ebo
as Gorgeous Nurse
Bill Boggs
as Himself
Richard Belzer
as US President
Alesia Newman-Breen
as News Announcer
Vincent Hammond
as Patrick Creature Per...
Monica Staggs
as Eve Creature Perform...
Peter Boyle
as uncredited
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Critic Reviews for Species II

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (7)

There's probably better acting from the pole huggers at the Cecil than the sorry-ass cast of Species II.

Full Review… | February 2, 2014
Georgia Straight

A clone of the first film except with a small twist...

Full Review… | February 7, 2011
Cinema Crazed

'It's awful; it's just awful, gasps Marg Helgenberger in one scene of this absolutely abysmal follow-up ... viewers are likely to find their heads nodding in agreement.

Full Review… | July 13, 2008

A totally unnecessary sequel that will likely only please 12-year-old boys.

March 4, 2006

The sequel ups the "silly" ante without bringing any new brains to the table.

Full Review… | October 27, 2005

A stinky sequel with a huge DUH factor.

May 6, 2005
7M Pictures

Audience Reviews for Species II

I watched this on cause Mykelti Williamson is in it, I haven't drrn the other Species filns, and I must say I enjoyed this one more then I thought I would. Pleanty of good action, one nasty look allien. I give it 4 stars, 5-29-13

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


Decent sequel to Species, Species II is pure popcorn Sci Fi horror that will most likely appeal to fans of the first, or any monster film fan looking for a good gore fest. Though not as fun as the firs, Species II proves to be a lot better than the third and fourth films in this series. This is an impressive sequel that though is far from perfect, has enough momentum to entertain the viewer. This film has enough gore elements to overshadow the paper thin plot, and works. The film is pure popcorn sci fi horror, and though not memorable by any means, this film, this film is nonetheless a worthy film to watch compared to the final two sequels that would follow this film. The acting here is decent at best, nothing ever great, or remarkable. The plot is so-so, and doesn't do anything to blow you away. However what this sequel does is deliver good gore content, and it does it very well. The film plays out like a mindless sci fi horror action film, and it doesn't possess anything truly remarkable about it. Overall this is a fun film that should appeal to fans of alien, monster films. If you can excuse the paper thin plot, you'll most likely enjoy the film. Fans of the first film will most likely enjoy this one as much as the first. Though lacking in content, the film delivers and in the end, that's what matters.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

I thought this was an ok follow up to the first film. It keeps 3 of the original cast, including Natasha Henstridge. It's more violent, gory and raunchy than the first as this time round a male astronaut is infected with the alien DNA and has an urge to breed. Not as good as the first but far better than I thought it would be.

Dean King

Super Reviewer

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