I remember watching this on VHS when it first came out and not being all that impressed. However, if you look at the writing credits, there are some pretty solid writers, Mick Garris (creator of "Master of Horror" , Jim & Ken Wheat (co-writers of "Pitch Black" [though I think director/co-writer David Twohy gets most of the credit on that one]), and Frank Darabont (writer/director of "The Shawshank Redemption" and creator of "The Walking Dead"), so I went into this re-watching film with some new hope. The film starts out well with the offspring of Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis from the first film being raised by a research facility. The child grows at an accelerated rate and in five years grows into Eric Stoltz, who is a genius and is the only one who seems to understand his father's teleportation research and is continuing his research for the company who is holding him. The film starts out well, with Stoltz thinking the research facility is treating him as a scientist, but he slowly realized he's really just a highly intelligent lab rat. The film sadly then goes down the road of standard horror film gore and body counts when (SPOILER ALERT!) a mutated Stoltz begins to exact his revenge upon his captors. Generally speaking, this film is disappointing in that it's nowhere as intelligent as the David Cronenberg original (well, his remake of the 1958 film). But in this film's favor, Stoltz is quite good in the lead, as is Daphne Zuniga, who are both better of actors than you usually get in most horror films. Also, the gory special effects are well done, which is a good thing if you enjoy that sort of thing, which I do. That was enough to make this sequel watchable, but it's nowhere as intelligent or as compelling as the Cronenberg original.