Critters 2: The Main Course
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They're back for seconds!The nasty little aliens with the voraciousappetite for human flesh may have been defeated, but they left somethingbehind . . . And when two men from a small town in Kansas find a bunchof exotic eggs, the critters soon hatch--unleashing a very hungry hordeof ugly little monsters on the town.]]>
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For those uninitiated (in which case, you should probably see the first movie before getting the second,) Krites (Critters) are little hairball monsters with giant mouths of teeth and little projectile's that launch poison into their victims. Of all the movies following "Gremlins," these are probably the best.
In the first "Critters," an alien species known as the Krites came to Earth to feed and terrorized the Brown family until being destroyed by bounty hunters.
2 years after the events of the original movie, the bounty hunters (now with Charlie as a companion) are called back to Earth. Apparently, their mission of exterminating the Krites has not been fulfilled. The Krites of the first movie had lain eggs in the Brown farm, now abandoned, and a teenage punk has discovered them. Locked in a cold barn for 2 years rendered them unhatchable, but by being pulled out to be sold as Easter Eggs, they're into warmer territory.
At the same time, Bradley Brown, the kid from the first movie, is returning to Grover's Bend for the first time since the incident to stay with his grandmother for Easter. The town starts talking about his return, when all of a sudden, the Krites start hatching and turning the town into dinner.Read more ›
For a lot of reasons, this film isn't nearly as good as its predecessor. Foremost, the incomparable M. Emmet Walsh isn't playing Sheriff Harv this time. Instead, we have Barry Corbin grinning like a loon in the same role (hardly an adequate replacement). Most of the cast is new, few give out memorable performances. The town of Grover's Bend seems a lot smaller. Everything seems watered down; more of an appetizer than a main course. Still, it has a few moments (the mishap in the bunny costume for one).
It's been two years since the small Kansas town invaded by the Krites in the previous film was, well, invaded, and now, bounty hunters Ug, Lee, and their recruit from Earth, Charlie, are being contacted to return and clean up the planet once and for all. See, at the end of the first film, a nest of Critter eggs was left behind. Well, they're finally gonna hatch, but not before being painted and hidden for the local egg hunt! Mayhem ensues, along with some nasty deaths. It's just Brad Brown's luck to be visiting his old hometown again too. He naturally is immediately considered to be part of the cause of what's going one. Together with the bounty hunters, they must again do battle with the Krites to the bitter end! And it's going to be just as weird and dangerous as the first time!
Critters 2: The Main Course is a fun little sequel to the 1986 classic. The key castmembers return, and the Critters are bad as ever. It's another great ride in the tradition of alien monster invasion movie sequels. The DVD includes the sequel and can also be bought in a DVD set with the other 4 films. Well recommended for fans of the genre, especially from the 80's.
With the characters established, this film moves quickly into the action which provides us with more camp than the first feature. The Critters are less hidden from the camera in this feature. I enjoyed the sequel more than the original. Nothing like a little girl on a tricycle being chased by Critters.
Parental Guide: No f-bombs or sex. Nudity (Cynthia Garris)
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It's the Living Dead Girl here; 1st off Great cover! The Critter ball is my favorite thing in this flick. Another are the Critter egg/Easter eggs. Read morePublished on September 15, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I had the critter collection for a gift, though, I decided I did not like the last two movies. So I down sized to the first two movies. Can not find these movies local anymore. Read morePublished on July 4, 2013 by D. A. WILLIAMS
A good movie to watch as part of a series of movies. Say like horror night. This would be the opener for a better movie.Published on February 16, 2013 by J. Perry
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