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Xtro II: The Second Encounter (1990)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  June 1991 (Japan)
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Scientists at a secret underground complex have found a way to travel to another dimension. Three dimension-travelers are the first to go through the gate - but are soon attacked by ... See full summary »

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Dr. Ron Shepherd
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Tara Buckman ...
Dr. Julie Casserly
Jano Frandsen ...
McShane
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Baines
W.F. Wadden ...
Jedburg
Rolf Reynolds ...
Zunoski
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Mancini
Bob Wilde ...
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Tracy Westerholm ...
Marshall
Gerry Nairn ...
Ford
Nicola Crosbie ...
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Dawson
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Hoffman
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Scientists at a secret underground complex have found a way to travel to another dimension. Three dimension-travelers are the first to go through the gate - but are soon attacked by something that interrupts the communication with the control room. This horrible something uses the gate to travel back to the underground complex. Most of the staff are evacuated, except four heavily-armed soldiers and Dr. Casserly and Dr. Summerfield who just can't stand each other... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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It feels nothing... it fears nothing... there is no escape. See more »

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Rated R for sci-fi/horror violence and for language. | See all certifications »
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In an interview director Harry Bromley Davenport said star Jan-Michael Vincent was extremely difficult to work with. Vincent didn't care about the film and thus didn't memorize his lines. Davenport was then forced to feed every line to him while filming each scene. See more »

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Zunoski: Dying's not so bad. We'll be back in a new body before you know it.
Dr. Julie Casserly: Yeah? Well, I just got this one in shape.
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WARNING: this has nothing to do with the classic first Xtro
30 May 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Oh, dear, where do I begin? Okay, maybe I'll start at the start. And by that I mean the first Xtro movie - a mad, crazy, bizarre alien-busting British film from the eighties. One that has stood the tests of time simply due to its sheer weirdness. It found a cult following, so I guess that's why it spawned a sequel.

However, Xtro 2 has nothing to do with the original and is merely attempting to cash in on the name. What it is, is an absolute Alien/Aliens rip-off. Here we go...

Poor man's Colonial Marines with cigar-chomping Sergeant - check (not that this lot look like they're from the military, as they appear to have little to no military training). Chestburster alien - check. Air ducts - check. Alien itself - check. Map scene where the characters try to barricade up the complex - check. Ripley clone - check. 'Smart guns'

  • check. Female voice doing a countdown until destruction - check. And


so on.

Pity really, as it started with a decent enough premise - scientists in a top secret government lab are trying to send explorers through to another dimension. Trouble is, they bring back a particularly nasty alien who then runs amok.

Not only is this film made by - seemingly - the only people alive who have seriously don't believe this has anything to do with Aliens, but the sets are cheap and the acting is terrible (if you look at the trivia for this movie you will find that even the director didn't like the leading man who didn't bother to learn his lines and had to have them all given to him prior to every shot). They even go for the classic horror movie cliché 'have sex and die.' Then it all turns pretty standard with the alien picking the humans off one by one (courteously ignoring major characters in favour of the lesser ones).

Bottom line: if you like alien films, watch Alien or Aliens. The only thing Xtro 2 is good for is using as a drinking game where every time they copy Aliens, you have another drink. In fact... don't. No one's liver is capable of surviving that much alcohol.

http://thewrongtreemoviereviews.blogspot.co.uk/


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