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Arrival II (1998)
"The Second Arrival" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  6 November 1998 (USA)
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A computer hacker (Patrick Muldoon) learns of the plot of the backwards-kneed aliens to take over the Earth using their shape-shifting talents.

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After Zane Ziminski is found dead five people received envelopes with details of an alien invasion. This group of five includes 3 scientists, Zane's brother Jack, and a reporter. Quickly, the group is down to three and then Jack and Bridget, the reporter. With a small piece of alien technology, they must escape from the aliens, who take human form, and try to convince others of the existence of aliens. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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This sequel to the box office hit The Arrival (1996) was reportedly produced on a budget that was only one-fourth of the cost of the original. See more »

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Early in the film, it is established that the continent is undergoing an unprecedented heatwave. Throughout the movie, though, people can be observed wearing coats, stocking caps, scarves, and long-sleeved shirts. See more »

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Follows The Arrival (1996) See more »

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Weak Dialog, Characters Make This Sequel A Loser
9 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked "The Arrival," but this is a weak sequel. Lead actor Charlie Sheen is gone from the first movie and all that's left, except for Michael Sarrazin, are no-name actors. Actually, Sarrazin hasn't been seen much of in recent years, either.

The movie does have some decent special effects and good good suspense, both of which make it fairly interesting and fast-moving. The problem is weak dialog and generally unlikeable characters, the worst being the obnoxious reporter played by Jane Sibbett. She was just downright annoying, ruining some of the enjoyment of watching this. Patrick Muldoon's character is a bit too sleazy, too. Cahterine Blythe was involved in some gratuitous sex scene, which accounts for the "R" rating.

For people who liked "The Arrival," many of them (me included) got stuck with this one added to that on the double-featured DVD.


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