Spiders II: Breeding Ground (2001)
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Not entirely bad, unlike the first film, it was set entirely on a ship, still with lots of spiders. It's a typical meddling people stumble upon some conspiracy then have to fight for their lives. To say the least, it's not a bad sequel, but could have been much better.
Spiders 2 has all of what you expect from a creature feature except it takes way too long to get started. Besides the intro part that almost always has the creature featured, you never see them until halfway through the movie after that, really taking away from it all since the rest of the movie, plot, acting, etc., takes a long while to get started and is really not to enjoyable. The storyline is relatively simply, a scientist/doctor is breeding huge spiders in the bodies of humans. His experiments takes place on a huge cargo ship out at sea and the ships crew acts as pirates attacking smaller vessels and bringing their crew on board to be hosts. A stray boat happens upon a boat wreckage which the pirates had attacked, and are immediately stranded at sea due to a storm. This cargo ship happens upon them and they are brought on board, not knowing what awaits them later. With tons of side plots ranging from love interests to one man's insistance that the satellite radio does in fact work detract from the overall plot and slow the movie down. If you share a fear of spiders, the last 20 minutes is pretty chilling as they come out en masse and all various sizes, but beyond that, not much scary here.
Definitely hokey, and was expecting that. Not really any worse than some of those 1950's flicks of a similar nature. Although the special effects are not good, they aren't awful either. The acting was average and better than I was expecting.
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