Alligator II: The Mutation Reviews

  • Dec 01, 2019

    1991: A greedy business owner, with the wimpy mayor in his back pocket, is buying land around a lake for his own greedy purposes, but little does he know that toxic substances being dumped into the lake has spawned a giant killer alligator. Two cops, not in good standing with the police chief, and a renowned alligator hunter are sent into the lake and its sewers to get rid of it, OK sequel that improves as the movie progresses, but nowhere near the fun or the quality of the original "Alligator" (1980). Good cast does more for the movie than the movie does for them. Stars: Joseph Bologna, Dee Wallace Stone, Richard Lynch, Woody Brown, Bill Dailey (Daily), Steve Railsback, and Brock Peters.

    1991: A greedy business owner, with the wimpy mayor in his back pocket, is buying land around a lake for his own greedy purposes, but little does he know that toxic substances being dumped into the lake has spawned a giant killer alligator. Two cops, not in good standing with the police chief, and a renowned alligator hunter are sent into the lake and its sewers to get rid of it, OK sequel that improves as the movie progresses, but nowhere near the fun or the quality of the original "Alligator" (1980). Good cast does more for the movie than the movie does for them. Stars: Joseph Bologna, Dee Wallace Stone, Richard Lynch, Woody Brown, Bill Dailey (Daily), Steve Railsback, and Brock Peters.

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    Gimly M Super Reviewer
    Feb 13, 2018

    Not so much a sequel as a parallel almost-remake. Alligator 2: The Mutation isn't as bad as I was expecting it to be, but given that I'd literally just watched the entire thing done better in every way only a few hours earlier in the first Alligator, it isn't exactly a success either.

    Not so much a sequel as a parallel almost-remake. Alligator 2: The Mutation isn't as bad as I was expecting it to be, but given that I'd literally just watched the entire thing done better in every way only a few hours earlier in the first Alligator, it isn't exactly a success either.

  • Oct 23, 2013

    Big step down from the charming original

    Big step down from the charming original

  • Jun 02, 2012

    The only thing worse than the implausible script with endless stock characters is the awful alligator effects

    The only thing worse than the implausible script with endless stock characters is the awful alligator effects

  • Apr 04, 2012

    Slow-paced, dialogue-dominated sequel to the 1980 cult classic whose horrible script is filled with many clichés that all lead to disappointing resolutions and leaves director Jon Hess very little to work with. And the less said about the performances the better.

    Slow-paced, dialogue-dominated sequel to the 1980 cult classic whose horrible script is filled with many clichés that all lead to disappointing resolutions and leaves director Jon Hess very little to work with. And the less said about the performances the better.

  • Jun 03, 2011

    Ten years after the first horrormovie of alligators the sequel appeared. It doesn't have all the charm and sweet stupidity as the first one had, but it do have its moments. The first half dosn't contain much alligator at all, but it does have the much needed ingredients necessary to make an eco horror movie; a stupid hero, his biological assistant, a stupid police theif (since he is black he doesn´t of course survive the whole thing) and some strange hunting men from the south and of course a villain who puts everybody's safety on the line.. (for both financial and just plain sadistic reasons) The other half the of movie contains a lot more alligator. Or a lot more of a piece of timber that looks like an alligator, and it's very hungry. Much of Alligator II's grades picks up during the alligator attack on the condominiums opening/circus/amusement park/city outdoor party, which in deed is hilarious. Great reptile horror fun (but the first one is more spot on)

    Ten years after the first horrormovie of alligators the sequel appeared. It doesn't have all the charm and sweet stupidity as the first one had, but it do have its moments. The first half dosn't contain much alligator at all, but it does have the much needed ingredients necessary to make an eco horror movie; a stupid hero, his biological assistant, a stupid police theif (since he is black he doesn´t of course survive the whole thing) and some strange hunting men from the south and of course a villain who puts everybody's safety on the line.. (for both financial and just plain sadistic reasons) The other half the of movie contains a lot more alligator. Or a lot more of a piece of timber that looks like an alligator, and it's very hungry. Much of Alligator II's grades picks up during the alligator attack on the condominiums opening/circus/amusement park/city outdoor party, which in deed is hilarious. Great reptile horror fun (but the first one is more spot on)

  • Ken S Super Reviewer
    Feb 15, 2011

    Competently made, but it lacks an ingredient the original has in spades. Fun (and John Sayles). It also has a HORRIBLE Casio Synth score. *shudder*

    Competently made, but it lacks an ingredient the original has in spades. Fun (and John Sayles). It also has a HORRIBLE Casio Synth score. *shudder*

  • Nov 05, 2010

    Did a reviewer just compare Alligator 1 & 2 to the Alien franchise? LoL.

    Did a reviewer just compare Alligator 1 & 2 to the Alien franchise? LoL.

  • Oct 18, 2010

    There is so much wrong with this film, its difficult to know where to start. So lets begin with the small matter of it being a sequel, its not, it might say Alligator II on the title card, but this is more of a remake than a sequel. There is not a drop of originality in this film, in fact they lift whole scenes, of the 'gator, from the original. The dialogue is insipid and the majority of the acting is wooden, with most of the cast hoping for their paycheque to clear. The original is now regarded as something of a cult classic, thanks largely to John Sayles script, this doesn't even fall into the its so bad its good category.

    There is so much wrong with this film, its difficult to know where to start. So lets begin with the small matter of it being a sequel, its not, it might say Alligator II on the title card, but this is more of a remake than a sequel. There is not a drop of originality in this film, in fact they lift whole scenes, of the 'gator, from the original. The dialogue is insipid and the majority of the acting is wooden, with most of the cast hoping for their paycheque to clear. The original is now regarded as something of a cult classic, thanks largely to John Sayles script, this doesn't even fall into the its so bad its good category.

  • Aug 13, 2010

    Not as good as the first film but still watchable.

    Not as good as the first film but still watchable.