Reviews

  • Aug 19, 2015

    This movie is awful. It took everything I had to finish this boring garbage of a film.

    This movie is awful. It took everything I had to finish this boring garbage of a film.

  • Aug 16, 2015

    I thought the first Xtro was great! 5 minutes into the 2nd film, I got bored. After 45 minutes I started wishing it would just end. This movie is terrible! The best part of the movie is when they find an alien turd and have an argument about it. This movie deserves the 0% score!

    I thought the first Xtro was great! 5 minutes into the 2nd film, I got bored. After 45 minutes I started wishing it would just end. This movie is terrible! The best part of the movie is when they find an alien turd and have an argument about it. This movie deserves the 0% score!

  • Oct 21, 2014

    Uppföljaren till den brittiska underground-scifi-klassikern Xtro har ingenting med sin föregångare att göra, utan kom till på grund av att ettans regissör (som även gjorde en trea) var i desperat behov av pengar och råkade äga rättigheterna till titeln Xtro, men inte till karaktärer eller berättelse. Här snackar vi hursomhelst om en nära total ripoff på Alien och Aliens. Faktum är att konceptet är ganska ambitiös och vissa scener faktiskt har stor potential att bli riktigt spännande, däribland en svettig hisscen och sekvenser som utspelas i en främmande dimension. Tyvärr sinkas det hela av förvirrande klippning och vad som förefaller vara bristande regi. Ibland är det oklart vad som händer, och framför allt framgår det ofta inte var monstret befinner sig i förhållande till våra hjältar. Det får allt stanna vid en tvåa.

    Uppföljaren till den brittiska underground-scifi-klassikern Xtro har ingenting med sin föregångare att göra, utan kom till på grund av att ettans regissör (som även gjorde en trea) var i desperat behov av pengar och råkade äga rättigheterna till titeln Xtro, men inte till karaktärer eller berättelse. Här snackar vi hursomhelst om en nära total ripoff på Alien och Aliens. Faktum är att konceptet är ganska ambitiös och vissa scener faktiskt har stor potential att bli riktigt spännande, däribland en svettig hisscen och sekvenser som utspelas i en främmande dimension. Tyvärr sinkas det hela av förvirrande klippning och vad som förefaller vara bristande regi. Ibland är det oklart vad som händer, och framför allt framgår det ofta inte var monstret befinner sig i förhållande till våra hjältar. Det får allt stanna vid en tvåa.

  • Alex r Super Reviewer
    Mar 21, 2013

    Sequel to Xtro is a stupid, painful film that doesn't continue to story of the first film. I really don't see why the filmmakers bothered at making a sequel, as this one just fails to have anything worth seeing. This sequel is filled with a bad cast, a poor plot and poor direction. I really hated the film, and it didn't offer anything to the viewer. The original Xtro was nothing great and quite frankly didn't really stand out in the genre. Not to mention it absolutely unnecessary of being followed up by a sequel, which didn't add anything new to the first film. I really didn't enjoy the film, and I felt it was a painful film to watch that looked cheap and was made to make a quick buck. This is an awful piece of trash that just doesn't work to entertain the viewer. Instead the viewer feel strained, and that's how I felt watching this film as the film tried to introduce a concept was too ambitious, and failed with its ideas due to a poorly written script that lacked in terms of good story. The first entry at least had some effective effects to keep you interested, but this one simply is a mess of a film that simply doesn't pull off anything remarkable. This is a totally unrelated film to the original, and I really don't know why the film bears the Xtro name. This is simply put low budget trash that relies on poor acting, poorly developed ideas and unfocused directing to try an appeal to fans of the original. The first Xtro was decent at best with plenty of imperfections, at least it was entertaining. However this one fails and should be avoided.

    Sequel to Xtro is a stupid, painful film that doesn't continue to story of the first film. I really don't see why the filmmakers bothered at making a sequel, as this one just fails to have anything worth seeing. This sequel is filled with a bad cast, a poor plot and poor direction. I really hated the film, and it didn't offer anything to the viewer. The original Xtro was nothing great and quite frankly didn't really stand out in the genre. Not to mention it absolutely unnecessary of being followed up by a sequel, which didn't add anything new to the first film. I really didn't enjoy the film, and I felt it was a painful film to watch that looked cheap and was made to make a quick buck. This is an awful piece of trash that just doesn't work to entertain the viewer. Instead the viewer feel strained, and that's how I felt watching this film as the film tried to introduce a concept was too ambitious, and failed with its ideas due to a poorly written script that lacked in terms of good story. The first entry at least had some effective effects to keep you interested, but this one simply is a mess of a film that simply doesn't pull off anything remarkable. This is a totally unrelated film to the original, and I really don't know why the film bears the Xtro name. This is simply put low budget trash that relies on poor acting, poorly developed ideas and unfocused directing to try an appeal to fans of the original. The first Xtro was decent at best with plenty of imperfections, at least it was entertaining. However this one fails and should be avoided.

  • Oct 27, 2012

    "Alien" rip-off right down to having a creature explode from someone's stomach. No connection to the original except the director.

    "Alien" rip-off right down to having a creature explode from someone's stomach. No connection to the original except the director.

  • Aug 14, 2012

    Yup, they had to make another one. Shot in Vancouver BC, this sorry little sequel is the definition of lame TV movie. Ripping off the first two Alien movies, there isn't an original idea in the film. Creepy line: "You've got enough explosives here to blow up the world trade center." Eeek.

    Yup, they had to make another one. Shot in Vancouver BC, this sorry little sequel is the definition of lame TV movie. Ripping off the first two Alien movies, there isn't an original idea in the film. Creepy line: "You've got enough explosives here to blow up the world trade center." Eeek.

  • May 16, 2012

    Eight years is a hell-of-a long time to wait for a sequel, especially to a film so poorly received like 1983 alien gore flick "Xtro". Still, in all its trashy onslaught to the senses, "Xtro" garnered a strong cult following on the home video market after a lukewarm reception in theaters and this small legion of fans were ready to lap up this long-awaited sequel to their gooey guilty pleasure. Despite being made direct-to-video, fans still had hope this sequel could match the bizarre schizophrenic nature of the original since British director Harry Bromley Davenport would be returning behind the camera. All I can say is fans were NOT dished up a sequel they were expecting but instead a steaming bowl of alien excrement left over from extraterrestrial in the original movie. A government experiment goes haywire in an underground facility when some soldiers disappear after being sent to an alternate dimension. In comes Jan-Michael Vincent collecting an easy paycheck as an ex-scientist on the project who begged to come back to save their lives. Soon one of the soldiers returns, but the kicker is she's been impregnated by some interdimensional alien and out pops a killer alien baby out of her chest (sound familiar?) and grows to a considerable size. Now our remaining scientists and soldiers have to hunt it down in air ducts and kill the damn thing before the lab self destructs. "Xtro II" is a sequel purely motivated by money and director Harry Bromley Davenport has even admitted in interviews that he only made the film because he need a job... and it shows. Through a quirk in contract he retained the rights to the title "Xtro" but not to the storyline thus he employed four screenwriters (it took that many to make this mess?) to write up a completely unrelated story, sign on some second rate actors and run with it. The plot is nothing but a second rate clone of "Alien" and "Aliens" right down to Davenport trying to emulate James Cameron's style his celebrated sequel. Unlike Cameron's film "Xtro II" will never be well received follow-up, even among fans, as Davenport seems purely on cruise control giving the film none of the likeable psychotic atmosphere and energy he displayed in the original. To top it off has-been actor Jan-Michael Vincent seems like he could give a shit to appear in such a silly monster movie as his performance is phoned in and is as distant as the alternate dimension the alien creature comes from. I enjoy "Alien" rip-offs as much as the next B-movie enthusiast but "Xtro II" is one of the most lame of the bunch. It's just dull, non-enjoyable and all-around artless film that is completely unrelated to the guilty pleasure original and in turn alienates the fans in the process. Due yourself a favor, check out "Creature", "Galaxy of Terror" or "Forbidden World" for an entertaining trashy "Alien" rip-off and blast "Xtro II" through the airlock into outer space to collect with all the other space junk clogging our heavens. This wouldn't be the last Harry Bromley Davenport would rape the "Xtro" name as "Xtro 3" would infect video store shelves 4 years later after the fact.

    Eight years is a hell-of-a long time to wait for a sequel, especially to a film so poorly received like 1983 alien gore flick "Xtro". Still, in all its trashy onslaught to the senses, "Xtro" garnered a strong cult following on the home video market after a lukewarm reception in theaters and this small legion of fans were ready to lap up this long-awaited sequel to their gooey guilty pleasure. Despite being made direct-to-video, fans still had hope this sequel could match the bizarre schizophrenic nature of the original since British director Harry Bromley Davenport would be returning behind the camera. All I can say is fans were NOT dished up a sequel they were expecting but instead a steaming bowl of alien excrement left over from extraterrestrial in the original movie. A government experiment goes haywire in an underground facility when some soldiers disappear after being sent to an alternate dimension. In comes Jan-Michael Vincent collecting an easy paycheck as an ex-scientist on the project who begged to come back to save their lives. Soon one of the soldiers returns, but the kicker is she's been impregnated by some interdimensional alien and out pops a killer alien baby out of her chest (sound familiar?) and grows to a considerable size. Now our remaining scientists and soldiers have to hunt it down in air ducts and kill the damn thing before the lab self destructs. "Xtro II" is a sequel purely motivated by money and director Harry Bromley Davenport has even admitted in interviews that he only made the film because he need a job... and it shows. Through a quirk in contract he retained the rights to the title "Xtro" but not to the storyline thus he employed four screenwriters (it took that many to make this mess?) to write up a completely unrelated story, sign on some second rate actors and run with it. The plot is nothing but a second rate clone of "Alien" and "Aliens" right down to Davenport trying to emulate James Cameron's style his celebrated sequel. Unlike Cameron's film "Xtro II" will never be well received follow-up, even among fans, as Davenport seems purely on cruise control giving the film none of the likeable psychotic atmosphere and energy he displayed in the original. To top it off has-been actor Jan-Michael Vincent seems like he could give a shit to appear in such a silly monster movie as his performance is phoned in and is as distant as the alternate dimension the alien creature comes from. I enjoy "Alien" rip-offs as much as the next B-movie enthusiast but "Xtro II" is one of the most lame of the bunch. It's just dull, non-enjoyable and all-around artless film that is completely unrelated to the guilty pleasure original and in turn alienates the fans in the process. Due yourself a favor, check out "Creature", "Galaxy of Terror" or "Forbidden World" for an entertaining trashy "Alien" rip-off and blast "Xtro II" through the airlock into outer space to collect with all the other space junk clogging our heavens. This wouldn't be the last Harry Bromley Davenport would rape the "Xtro" name as "Xtro 3" would infect video store shelves 4 years later after the fact.

  • Oct 11, 2011

    Full of scifi snore and dork logic. Perhaps if I had seen the first movie, then it might have been slightly more intresting. Still I doubt that.

    Full of scifi snore and dork logic. Perhaps if I had seen the first movie, then it might have been slightly more intresting. Still I doubt that.

  • May 23, 2011

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  • Mar 08, 2011

    'Xtro (Davenport, 1983)' is a delightfully charming British sci-fi horror film, that also happens to be mind-meltingly mental. Eight years later and director Harry Bromley Davenport returns with this in-name-only sequel in a thinly veiled attempt to cash in on the title of the sublime original. Having retained the rights to the title but not the story, Davenport conjures up an entirely new plot that has nothing to do with the original, but borrows very heavily from 'Aliens (Cameron, 1986)'. Any originality is lost in favour of a half-baked retelling of an overly-familiar story, and it's all directed with very little care. Clearly there was only one motive driving Davenport when he signed up for directing duties - money. 'Xtro II: The Second Encounter (Davenport, 1991)' opens with a trio of scientists travelling to an alternate dimension. Naturally, things go wrong and only one of the scientists returns - but they're not alone. Anyone who has seen 'Alien (Scott, 1979)' won't be surprised at where their newfound companion is hiding, although the gory reveal is far less impressive. The scientific experiment is quickly locked down and a military team is dispatched to up the body count. Head of operations Dr. Julie Casserly (Tara Buckman) calls in Dr. Ron Shepherd (Jan-Michael Vincent), who has had previous experience with dimension travelling in an event which is only alluded to. Fellow lead scientist Dr. Alex Summerfield (Paul Koslo) is untrusting of this decision, and an attempt at tension is made. It all results in painfully stereotyped characters bickering as the alien creature stalks from one lacklustre metallic set to another, occasionally dispatching those foolish enough to wander off alone. The cast awkwardly deliver stilted dialogue with little emotion, and would clearly rather be elsewhere. In defense of this movie, the alien doesn't look awful and there are one or two nice touches, but the film completely and utterly fails in all other aspects. It's not even a worthy sequel to 'Xtro' - it's a complete sham. 'Xtro II: The Second Encounter' is a pitiful failure, devoid of any sense of fun or enjoyment. It's a quick money-spinner, made on a low budget and churned out cheaply. For a far better movie experience, just do what the writers clearly did and watch 'Alien' and 'Aliens' instead. What's most concerning is that the ending is left open for a sequel... Discuss on the blog: http://paracinematiccinephile.blogspot.com/2011/04/xtro-ii-second-encounter-davenport-1991.html

    'Xtro (Davenport, 1983)' is a delightfully charming British sci-fi horror film, that also happens to be mind-meltingly mental. Eight years later and director Harry Bromley Davenport returns with this in-name-only sequel in a thinly veiled attempt to cash in on the title of the sublime original. Having retained the rights to the title but not the story, Davenport conjures up an entirely new plot that has nothing to do with the original, but borrows very heavily from 'Aliens (Cameron, 1986)'. Any originality is lost in favour of a half-baked retelling of an overly-familiar story, and it's all directed with very little care. Clearly there was only one motive driving Davenport when he signed up for directing duties - money. 'Xtro II: The Second Encounter (Davenport, 1991)' opens with a trio of scientists travelling to an alternate dimension. Naturally, things go wrong and only one of the scientists returns - but they're not alone. Anyone who has seen 'Alien (Scott, 1979)' won't be surprised at where their newfound companion is hiding, although the gory reveal is far less impressive. The scientific experiment is quickly locked down and a military team is dispatched to up the body count. Head of operations Dr. Julie Casserly (Tara Buckman) calls in Dr. Ron Shepherd (Jan-Michael Vincent), who has had previous experience with dimension travelling in an event which is only alluded to. Fellow lead scientist Dr. Alex Summerfield (Paul Koslo) is untrusting of this decision, and an attempt at tension is made. It all results in painfully stereotyped characters bickering as the alien creature stalks from one lacklustre metallic set to another, occasionally dispatching those foolish enough to wander off alone. The cast awkwardly deliver stilted dialogue with little emotion, and would clearly rather be elsewhere. In defense of this movie, the alien doesn't look awful and there are one or two nice touches, but the film completely and utterly fails in all other aspects. It's not even a worthy sequel to 'Xtro' - it's a complete sham. 'Xtro II: The Second Encounter' is a pitiful failure, devoid of any sense of fun or enjoyment. It's a quick money-spinner, made on a low budget and churned out cheaply. For a far better movie experience, just do what the writers clearly did and watch 'Alien' and 'Aliens' instead. What's most concerning is that the ending is left open for a sequel... Discuss on the blog: http://paracinematiccinephile.blogspot.com/2011/04/xtro-ii-second-encounter-davenport-1991.html