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Species II (1998)

 -  Action | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  10 April 1998 (USA)
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An astronaut gets infected with alien DNA during the first mission on Mars and runs amok on earth. Preston and Laura team up with a peaceful, genetically re-engineered Sil to track the monster down.

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

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£391,868 (UK) (4 September 1998)

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£831,695 (UK) (18 September 1998)
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Edward Asner was going to play Dr. Herman Cromwell but dropped out. See more »

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When Patrick Ross wakes in the cabin with the dead girl, the girl is on one side of the bed. When he returns from re-growing his head, the girl's body is in the very center of the bed. See more »

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[Arriving at the debutante's motel room, Patrick finds that she is not there alone]
Debutante: This is my sister. We share everything.
[Patrick smirks and steps in to the room, closing the door behind him]
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Thinking of You
Written by Dwayne P. Wiggins (as Dwayne P. Higgins), Tim Riley and Raphael Saadiq
Performed by Tony! Toni! Toné!
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with Polygram Film & TV Music
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Adequate sequel with some good points
1 September 2011 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

After returning from a mission to Mars, a team of experts' tracks down the infected astronaut carrying a parasitic alien before he can meet up and mate with a similar human/alien hybrid.

A very rewarding sequel to a fine original, this one turned out to be very enjoyable. By adapting a more straight-up storyline instead of dealing with all the science and facts, there's considerably more action in this one in terms of splattered victims which seems to be the main focus of the first half. With an increase of splatter, there's some great kills and creature make-up used during those scenes, and the tentacled beings covered in slime generate a lot of fun, especially bursting forth from people's stomachs or chasing around the ground which are good times. Several other scenes with the alien children shooting their cocoons together and the effects work there allows even more goopy, gory fun in conjunction with a continuation of fun kills, miraculous healing abilities from both creatures and copious nudity. There are some flaws here, though, namely the decision to allow the captured male into the quarantined zone with the girl when there's plenty of knowledge to indicate his goal is to mate with her, as well as the film's rather tacky CGI during the finale when the practical effects were working so well. It loses some steam in the middle where they keep coming up short in the quest to stop him rampaging and raping woman as they're always on the other end of it, but otherwise there's still a lot to like here.

Rated R: Graphic Violence, Graphic Language, Nudity, several Sex Scenes and attempted rapes


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