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Nearly came close to being a great sequel, but only the sexy bounty hunter steels the show while the rest parish to the gory over kill crites.
No matter how many times I watch it, this doesn't get an less fun. It's zany antics crack me up way too much. This mean-spirited cousin of Gremlins is endlessly entertaining. This is the best of the series for me. There's nothing quite like a goliath man-eating furball rolling down main street, while shape-shifting intergalactic bounty hunters are trying to blow it away. Kill more Crites!
Slightly better than the first one, that female bounty hunter was HOT!
Legit AF!!! Best movie of the Franchise. Definitely check this flick out!
Enjoyably goofy 1980s Gremlins knock-off. I think I enjoyed this sequel more than the original film, which was directed by the under appreciated Mick Garris. In this sequel, these tiny furry monster who are 90% mouth again wreak havoc on the small town of Grover's Bend (a funny reference to "War of Worlds"), picking up right where the last film left off. Space bounty hunters, goofy townsfolk, and rolling furry terrors are all on hand for essentially the same nonsense as the first film, but director Garris infuses this sequel with a low rent Steven Spielberg type of wonder (ALA "Explorers" or "Batteries Not Included") that makes the film a bit more endearing than most films of this ilk. It also doesn't hurt that there's a solid score by composer Nicholas Pike and excellent photography by Russell Carpenter, who'd later go on to shoot major blockbusters like "Titanic," "True Lies," and more recently "Ant-Man." Not a classic, but pretty fun stuff.
Algo más divertida y gamberra que la anterior entrega, Critters 2 es justamente lo que una secuela de este tipo de películas debería ser: más grande, más divertida, aumentando su mitología pero teniendo en cuenta lo anteriormente creado, y sobretodo, sin ponerse límites de ningún tipo. Es por eso que cosas como una bola gigante formada por Critters es algo tan absolutamente maravilloso.
Sin duda la mejor entrega de la saga.
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Lives up to the first one, even better in a way, but that's not saying too much, considering that the first Critters was cheaper and no masterpiece. But still, this one is enjoyable, the critter effects are campy fine and the acting is a little better than the first film. The critters themselves can also be humurous. Recommended, if you saw the first film.
This time it becomes stupid it's boring and repetitive it lacks what the first movie had it just a typical there creatures no one does anything till they go on killing spree
Pretty much a repeat of the first movie, just with a lot more 'gag' factor thrown in - which I personally think ruined it & just sealed this movies fate as a total joke. In saying that though, it's not bad for a mindless laugh on the couch.
I like to create little movie-related rituals for myself throughout the year. On every Friday the 13th, I have to watch the next chapter of Friday the 13th. During December, I like to choose a selection of Christmas and Holiday-themed films. On Guy Fawkes Day, its time for V for Vendetta. When Critters 2: The Main Course started and I realized that it is a horror comedy set around Easter, I was really excited. The further it went along though, the more generic and uninspired, not to mention more Gremlin-like the picture became.
Set 2 years after the first film, Brad Brown (once again played by Scott Grimes) is returning to his hometown after moving away. No sooner is he back that an Easter egg hunt goes horribly wrong and the Crite eggs leftover from the first film hatch. This marks the return of the bounty hunters (Ug and Lee, get it?) accompanied by Charlie (Don Keith Opper).
At the beginning, this really is an Easter film. Theres Easter eggs, chocolate, decorations, a giant Bunny costume and theres even a scene set in a church in which the reverend talks about the resurrection of Christ (hes rudely interrupted by a violent death, but its there). This is when the film is at its best. Seeing the unsuspecting people of Groves Bend paint Crite eggs thinking theyre harmless, its a great setup for some comedic deaths. I was loving it.
Some other noteworthy elements include the fact that if anything, the creature effects are better here than they were the first time around. The Main Course does something really fun with the Crites towards the conclusion that I suspect well see again in the third and fourth films. Its much more creative and interesting than the giant Crite we saw during the climax of the 1986 story. If you liked that first movie, youll also be surprised, but pleasantly so, that most of the original cast is back. Lin Shaye as Sally, Barry Corbin as Sheriff Harv and of course Scott Grimes and Don Keith Opper all reprise their roles.
Soon after the initial Crite rampage, the movie gets less original, tries harder to be funny and gets less classy. It ends up feeling more like a cash-grab on the popular Little Monsters Go Crazy genre that people claim the first one to be than as a legitimate sequel. Youll be disappointed to see the bounty hunters turn into less interesting characters (who are more incompetent than they were in the first film, but in a different way). Next, the whole story basically plays out as you would expect it to, with no really original ideas. We get some eye-roll worthy sequences where the Crites go to town in a burger joint, which wouldnt be so bad and it just reminded me of that bar scene in that
other movie. We also get one scene with nudity that firmly plants this picture in the R territory. Its pleasing to the eyes if you enjoy the nude female form, it also does make for one clever joke, but its not necessary, I would have rather it been left out and have the film toned down to a PG-13.
Aside from the beginning where it goes all Easter Crazy and the end where we get a nice addition to the mythos, Critters 2 isnt very remarkable. Its more entertaining to look at the little curiosities throughout than the actual film. A joke about Freddy Krueger is entertaining; I liked seeing Eddie Deenzen (whos highly nasal voice I remember from Dexters Lab) as a fast food restaurant manager. Theres also a joke at the very end of the credits thats not original at all, but you might as well stick around for. Not because its good, but because theres one particular credit on the way that blew my mind. At 1:24:15, at the very bottom of the screen is Krite Translations Karl P. Anno Institute of Intergalactic Semantic Research. At first I wondered if this was some kind of technical thing, As far as I can tell though, its just a joke. You might think its obviously a joke, but check out that spelling. Krite Translations. Krite? I thought it was Crite! We never see it actually spelt out in the film, but the subtitles use a C every time. Is it possible that the official spelling was lost when they made the first DVD, and they just went with a guess and nobody noticed that the credits of the second film show the real way to write it down? Is the joke where it all went wrong? Is the language spelt differently than the species? If someone out there has a Laserdisc of the film, can they check if the spelling is with a K or a C? I must know!
I had hopes for Critters 2: The Main Course but Im going to remember weird little moments here and there more than I will the actual movie. Its a sad thing to surrender myself to, but I dont know if there is a good Easter horror movie out there. I havent seen Bless the Child, Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! or Resurrection, but when it comes to Critters 2, its only amusing for the first 30 or so minutes. Once the nudity shows up, it all starts going down. (On DVD, September 12, 2015