The Gate II: Trespassers Reviews

  • Jan 04, 2020

    For sequel to a bad movie this is great the set design gives off real atmosphere there are some up and down moments but I really Enjoyed this movie you can tell that there is actual effort being made I recommend this.

    For sequel to a bad movie this is great the set design gives off real atmosphere there are some up and down moments but I really Enjoyed this movie you can tell that there is actual effort being made I recommend this.

  • Dec 01, 2019

    A near perfect example of a regrettably imperfect attempt to artificially build a franchise. Although sequels don't necessarily have to be a continuation of the original story (sometimes it's preferable to start a new narrative), this second iteration of the Gate attempts to make that continuation but fails miserably to make a solid connection to the spirit of the first movie. It is clear that the intent was to capitalize on the Gate's hell-inspired motifs, but the perfunctory execution leaves the audience grappling for coherence. The only reach into the spirit of the first movie was the reappearance of the tiny minion, which was repurposed into a comedic monster that couldn't be taken seriously. The story was dull and slow and lacked originality. With all of that being said, if you're a true fan of The Gate, you will still feel compelled to watch the sequel, an emotional pull quite similar to the masochistic impulse of doing something even knowing the pain it will cause.

    A near perfect example of a regrettably imperfect attempt to artificially build a franchise. Although sequels don't necessarily have to be a continuation of the original story (sometimes it's preferable to start a new narrative), this second iteration of the Gate attempts to make that continuation but fails miserably to make a solid connection to the spirit of the first movie. It is clear that the intent was to capitalize on the Gate's hell-inspired motifs, but the perfunctory execution leaves the audience grappling for coherence. The only reach into the spirit of the first movie was the reappearance of the tiny minion, which was repurposed into a comedic monster that couldn't be taken seriously. The story was dull and slow and lacked originality. With all of that being said, if you're a true fan of The Gate, you will still feel compelled to watch the sequel, an emotional pull quite similar to the masochistic impulse of doing something even knowing the pain it will cause.

  • Mar 11, 2018

    Pretty cool sequel. A fun PG horror movie, even if it's completely ludicrous. I may be biased though, as I've loved it since I was a kid.

    Pretty cool sequel. A fun PG horror movie, even if it's completely ludicrous. I may be biased though, as I've loved it since I was a kid.

  • Sep 17, 2016

    Sequel to the surprisingly good first film boast the return of the original film's director, Tibor Takacs , and writer, Michael Nankin. However, this sequel is minus a before-he-was-famous Stephen Dorff and instead has supporting actor Louis Tripp taking over as the lead. He was a pretty funny supporting character in the original, playing the heavy metal nerd who accidentally opens a gate to hell in his friend's backyard by playing a metal album backwards and reading ancient words off of the album. This sequel picks up after the events of the first film, and Tripp and some new friends once again opens the titular gate to have the little demons do his bidding. As you'd expect, things don't go as planned and the new group of teens find themselves running for their lives and trying to figure out how to once again close the gate. This sequel features more stop motion special effects, as well as more monsters, which was a lot of fun. However, lost in this sequel is the childlike Steven Spielberg sensibility. The first film felt like a horror movie version of "E.T." "Explorers" or "The Goonies," but this sequel felt more like a straight horror movie. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but that was a strength of the original film. Overall, despite note being as good as the original, this sequel is well worth watching for fans of 80s horror films (even if "Gate 2" was released in 1990).

    Sequel to the surprisingly good first film boast the return of the original film's director, Tibor Takacs , and writer, Michael Nankin. However, this sequel is minus a before-he-was-famous Stephen Dorff and instead has supporting actor Louis Tripp taking over as the lead. He was a pretty funny supporting character in the original, playing the heavy metal nerd who accidentally opens a gate to hell in his friend's backyard by playing a metal album backwards and reading ancient words off of the album. This sequel picks up after the events of the first film, and Tripp and some new friends once again opens the titular gate to have the little demons do his bidding. As you'd expect, things don't go as planned and the new group of teens find themselves running for their lives and trying to figure out how to once again close the gate. This sequel features more stop motion special effects, as well as more monsters, which was a lot of fun. However, lost in this sequel is the childlike Steven Spielberg sensibility. The first film felt like a horror movie version of "E.T." "Explorers" or "The Goonies," but this sequel felt more like a straight horror movie. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but that was a strength of the original film. Overall, despite note being as good as the original, this sequel is well worth watching for fans of 80s horror films (even if "Gate 2" was released in 1990).

  • Aug 14, 2015

    Awesome sequel to a classic 80's horror flick.

    Awesome sequel to a classic 80's horror flick.

  • Nov 14, 2014

    The Gate 2 steps up the special effects, and it has some classic stuff in it, but the ending is badly done, silly, and abrupt. 54/100

    The Gate 2 steps up the special effects, and it has some classic stuff in it, but the ending is badly done, silly, and abrupt. 54/100

  • Alex r Super Reviewer
    Nov 01, 2013

    Mediocre follow up to The Gate, this sequel fails to really grab your attention while attempting to create entertaining horror. This could have been a worthwhile horror film, but The Gate didn't need sequel, it was a fun, entertaining horror film that delivered effective thrills from start to finish. This film tries something slightly different, but just doesn't take off in terms of its story. The original was engaging and kept you involved due to a good cast, but this film just lacks and it should have been much better. I feel that this sequel just loses steam halfway through and by the end credits you realize that the film could have been much better than what it turned out to be. The cast here seem bored, and the film just lacks the fire the original had. The biggest problem with The Gate II is that there's little happening on-screen and it just ends being a dull film. If you've enjoyed the first film, you're going to be disappointed by this film. In terms of sequels, this one is forgettable to say the least, it's not an awful film, but it's not a good one either. Fans of the original will most likely agree that this follow up doesn't live up to the face paced; highly entertaining original, which at least was a film that grabbed your attention right from the get go. This film takes far longer for the story to unfold, and I felt that it relied on a script that really felt underdeveloped. At times there a few good parts, but overall, it's not enough to make the sequel it should have been. This is just another one of those sequels that fails to live up to the original, and this one should just be seen by diehard fans of the first, even then, you use caution into going into this one as the action really starts an hour into the film.

    Mediocre follow up to The Gate, this sequel fails to really grab your attention while attempting to create entertaining horror. This could have been a worthwhile horror film, but The Gate didn't need sequel, it was a fun, entertaining horror film that delivered effective thrills from start to finish. This film tries something slightly different, but just doesn't take off in terms of its story. The original was engaging and kept you involved due to a good cast, but this film just lacks and it should have been much better. I feel that this sequel just loses steam halfway through and by the end credits you realize that the film could have been much better than what it turned out to be. The cast here seem bored, and the film just lacks the fire the original had. The biggest problem with The Gate II is that there's little happening on-screen and it just ends being a dull film. If you've enjoyed the first film, you're going to be disappointed by this film. In terms of sequels, this one is forgettable to say the least, it's not an awful film, but it's not a good one either. Fans of the original will most likely agree that this follow up doesn't live up to the face paced; highly entertaining original, which at least was a film that grabbed your attention right from the get go. This film takes far longer for the story to unfold, and I felt that it relied on a script that really felt underdeveloped. At times there a few good parts, but overall, it's not enough to make the sequel it should have been. This is just another one of those sequels that fails to live up to the original, and this one should just be seen by diehard fans of the first, even then, you use caution into going into this one as the action really starts an hour into the film.

  • Sep 06, 2012

    I recently reviewed The Gate, a 1987 movie about two kids who unearth a gateway to hell and unleash a rabble of demonic minions. It was a great kid-orientated horror movie with loads of scares and a great little story to boot. Two years later the sequel was made, reuniting the original director with one of the original stars. Terry's life is in ruins since the events of the first movie. His mother has died and his father is a suicidal drunk... with no one to turn to his mind is fixated on the events of the past. Now in his teens, he becomes obsessed with black magic and revisits the old house and summons the demons, hoping they can bring something familiar back. This is a much different film. The first one worked so well because it embodied an innocence and charm and aimed at thrilling a pre-teen audience... with the original audience now older, the sequel is a darker story without the charm. It still works on a lot of levels and does avoid a heap of cliches. It's a slow moving story though and it's biggest let down is it's pacing. The final act does pick up the pace with some nice gore and a few jumps and it even gives a nod to Cronenberg's The Fly. This sequel is by no means an equal, but it does stand up on its own and offers some nice nostalgia... to a time when horror movies felt more classic.

    I recently reviewed The Gate, a 1987 movie about two kids who unearth a gateway to hell and unleash a rabble of demonic minions. It was a great kid-orientated horror movie with loads of scares and a great little story to boot. Two years later the sequel was made, reuniting the original director with one of the original stars. Terry's life is in ruins since the events of the first movie. His mother has died and his father is a suicidal drunk... with no one to turn to his mind is fixated on the events of the past. Now in his teens, he becomes obsessed with black magic and revisits the old house and summons the demons, hoping they can bring something familiar back. This is a much different film. The first one worked so well because it embodied an innocence and charm and aimed at thrilling a pre-teen audience... with the original audience now older, the sequel is a darker story without the charm. It still works on a lot of levels and does avoid a heap of cliches. It's a slow moving story though and it's biggest let down is it's pacing. The final act does pick up the pace with some nice gore and a few jumps and it even gives a nod to Cronenberg's The Fly. This sequel is by no means an equal, but it does stand up on its own and offers some nice nostalgia... to a time when horror movies felt more classic.

  • Aug 19, 2012

    It's bad, really bad. They shouldn't have even bothered.

    It's bad, really bad. They shouldn't have even bothered.

  • Jun 26, 2011

    A mi Takács Tiborunk folytatta elsÅ' mesterművà (C)t nagyjából azon a nem túl magas színvonalon, ahol általában minden filmje mozog. A Mega Snake, Ice Spiders meg hasonló szösszenetei mellett ez mà (C)g jó filmnek is mondható.

    A mi Takács Tiborunk folytatta elsÅ' mesterművà (C)t nagyjából azon a nem túl magas színvonalon, ahol általában minden filmje mozog. A Mega Snake, Ice Spiders meg hasonló szösszenetei mellett ez mà (C)g jó filmnek is mondható.