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Species II (1998)

 -  Action | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  10 April 1998 (USA)
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Mykelti Williamson and Justin Lazard are a pair of astronauts who make the first successful manned mission to Mars. Lazard's character gets infected by an alien and slowly begins to mutate.... See full summary »

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Mykelti Williamson and Justin Lazard are a pair of astronauts who make the first successful manned mission to Mars. Lazard's character gets infected by an alien and slowly begins to mutate. When they get back to Earth all he has on his mind is to have sex with Henstridge! Written by Anonymous

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alien | astronaut | dna | sex | monster | See more »

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Rated R for strong sexuality, sci-fi violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

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£391,868 (UK) (4 September 1998)

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£831,695 (UK) (18 September 1998)
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Trivia

Edward Asner was going to play Dr. Herman Cromwell but dropped out. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Baker claims that the average temperature on Mars is -225F. This is more like Neptune. The actual average -22F with daytime summer temperatures reaching the near 50F. See more »

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Patrick Ross: What the fuck you laughing at, bitch?
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Referenced in Dead Man's Curve (1998) See more »

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Carrera Rapido
Written by Noko, Ian Hoxley, Howard Gray (as Howard James Gray) and Trevor Gray (as Trevor Robert Gray)
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Courtesy of 550 Music/Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A sequel that lacks new ideas
8 February 2009 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Of course, killing the alien was no reason to stop the producers from making a sequel. The cliffhanger from the end of part one (a rat with alien DNA might spread it like a disease) was completely ignored though. Although we were told in the original movie, the alien DNA came from light years away, it is now found on Mars (just around the corner in astronomical terms), and astronauts take it home to Earth. Since there was a bit of gore and sex in the first movie, there is a lot more gore and sex in the second one, as if that could improve the quality in any way. We get a lot of cliché characters, from the corrupt senator to the uncompromising general, and the survivors of part one are treated carelessly by the screenplay: Helgenberger lends a willing hand to cruel experiments, Natasha Henstridge returns as the alien's latest clone, but during the whole first hour of the movie, she has nothing to do except sit around in a glass cage. Madsen just needs to run around armed and look cool - he understandably gives a lackluster performance. The sequel was definitely not as intelligent as the original and tries to hide the lack of ideas with gallons of blood. I voted 8/5/6/7 for the 4 parts of the series.


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