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XTRO II: THE SECOND ENCOUNTER (1990)
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Directed By:
Harry Bromley Davenport

Starring:
Jan-Michael Vincent, Paul Koslo, Tara Buckman, Jano Frandsen and Nic Amoroso

Rated R
Genre: Sci-Fi
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Nudity

THE PLOT:

Deep with an underground Government base is a lab that is out to explore not other worlds but other dimensions. The first human test does not go so well as the explorers are attacked and killed as soon as they arrive and worse then that, that something has come to this dimension to finish the job. What is this creatures motives and why does he or she want us dead?

ZEDD'S OPINION:

Now I got to admit this is far better then the first movie. I mean no wonder why it had nothing to do with the first movie, who'd want to be connected to that rotting British Cheese. The whole other dimension story line works and Jan-Michael Vincent does a pretty good job acting in this one. The creature is cool, so cool that they reuse it in another movie called LETHAL TARGET. Which I didn't realize until recently. But that's another story. Now just because this is better then the first movie (like it could be worse) does not make it perfect by any stretch of the imagination. There is some major character and some story issues. There are some really unlikable creeps in this movie and it was a tad weak on plot in points. But as sad it is for me to say, this is the best this series gets or ever will get. 8 STARS

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I have to agree that most of this series if God Awful, but this is the only one that has the slightest bit of merit. The only one worth watching without a gun to your head that is. It has some funny dialog, some killer action. It's a fairly descent movie and I too give it 8 STARS.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ CREATURE (Like the first movie, the creature effects are impressive.)
+ STORY (Far better then the first movie.)
+ ACTING (The acting was pretty good.)
+ ATMOSPHERE (The atmosphere is spooky.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- CHARACTER ISSUES (Some of the human characters needed to get a life.)
- WEAK POINTS (The plot gets weak at times.)

...AND FINALLY...

- FAN BASED (If you actually liked the first movie, in which case I pity you. Then you may not like the direction the series goes.)

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