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

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Hope They Never MEET...Pray They Never MATE. See more »

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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

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10 April 1998 (USA)  »

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Species 2: Offspring  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£391,868 (UK) (4 September 1998)

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

Shortest of all four Species movies. See more »

Goofs

A close up of Eve reveals a pulse when she is seemingly dead in the ambulance. However, Eve is actually still alive at this point, as is revealed in the sequel, Species III. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Ross: Eve.
Eve: Patrick.
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Connections

Referenced in Dead Man's Curve (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Answer the Door
Written by James Johnson
Performed by B.B. King
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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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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