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0 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
not that good
disdressed12 from Canada
18 September 2007
this is a B movie,no doubt about it.that isn't always a bad thing.i f
you have good acting,decent characters,and a decent storyline,it could
work.does this movie have any of that?maybe a little.the story is
mildly interesting.none of the characters are,except for one.that would
be the villain,played by Richard Lynch.Lynch has a certain quality
about him that makes him watchable.the rest of the characters,i didn't
really care one way or another.the reason for that is the suspect
acting.the other thing i didn't like(in fact,it really annoyed me)was
the unbelievably cheesy.sound effects/music that was used every time
somebody was being scanned.it drove me up the wall.while this is
nowhere near the worst movie i have seen,it is closer to the bottom
than the top. 3.5/10
2 out of 9 people found the following review useful:
almost the end of a series that perhaps should have stuck to one film: Scanners (1981)
FieCrier from Upstate New York
20 February 2005
Pretty disposable sequel of sorts to the Scanners series. I've only
seen the first Scanners film, which I didn't think was one of
Cronenberg's better ones.
Anyway, in this one a poor father and son are taking drugs to suppress
their abilities as scanners, but have run out for lack of money. The
father is going crazy, hallucinating, and becoming violent. The police
arrive, and the father gets killed. The boy gets adopted by one of the
Years later, the boy is now a cop and his father the Commander.
Throughout the city, ordinary people are killing cops without
provocation. They're seeing the cops as things they fear. The Commander
hopes that his son would be willing to go off his medication to try to
use his abilities as a scanner to find out what is going on.
There are a couple head explosions (something memorable from the first
Scanners), but mostly the psychic powers are used here to read minds,
or throw people through the air.
There's a Scanner Cop II, oddly also known as Scanners IV when it
should seemingly be the fifth one, if this is the fourth. Evidently
Scanners is also being remade; really, Hollywood, enough of the remakes
of horror movies already!
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