Follows 20-year-old Drea, who reluctantly takes a job babysitting for a professor of a college she hopes to attend. Struggling to entertain the professor's children Trissy and Jake, along ... See full summary »
Remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everything in its path. Teenagers attempt without success to warn the townspeople, who refuse to take them seriously.
Donovan Leitch Jr.
A batch of unhatched critter eggs are mistaken for Easter eggs by the country-folk inhabitants of Grover's Bend and, before long, the ferocious furballs are on the rampage again.Written by
Ross Horsley <email@example.com>
David Twohy's first writing credit. He goes on to pen Waterworld, G.I. Jane, and all of The Chronicles of Riddick films. See more »
(at around 1h 8 mins) When the Critters are rolling together to the Polar Ice Burger, you can see in several shots that the furry balls are connected together to some device pulling them all along (there are often visible wires). See more »
Absolutely no critters were harmed in the making of this motion picture. See more »
The scenes are based on the screenplay even in the first 2 drafts.
After the opening sequence, during the bus-driver scene where Brad is on his way to Grover's Bend from the big city to visit her, the bus driver describes the critters as smurfs and what they do.
When Megan picked up Brad after an attempt fight with Wesley, Brad explains to Meg that he could had hurt him pretty bad. Megan doesn't think so, yet Brad does know about karate as he explains a bit more.
Once Quigley left the store for a bit when Nana did business buying some eggs, the leftover eggs by the heater hatch as baby critters are out as we see from the POV when Chili dog is sniffing it. He barks at it, then cuts to the store sign with the dog yelping.
The ladies at the church are helping out putting easter eggs by the yard of the church, then when the ladies with Nana are done she exclaims "what a beautiful day". Cindy is secretly carrying an easter basket as she was hidden as shes hunt for a small bit of eggs before the services to cheat kind of. However, a baby critter has hatched and is searching around from POV.
During the Easter morning church scene, after that "resurrect your church going habits" scene Wesley the punk drives then stops in front of the church to attend just to see Megan. He picks out flowers from the garden in front of the church, he goes in to give them to her during services as he sits down to enjoy the sermon with her but her father doesn't want his arm around her.
Alternate/deleted scene of the famous Lee scene as our bounty hunter heroes arrive in the fields as Charlie finds the playboy magazine, Ug and his faceless partner Lee sees what Charlie is reading. Ug ask Lee to transform as he/she/it does just that, as Charlie pleads not to have Lee change into him as he uses magazine to defend, Lee transforms into the beautiful blonde playboy centerfold. Ug looks at Lee all surprised, Lee has eyes open as "she" feels face then "her" body with a surprise look on her face with jaw dropped. Charlie is smiling at her, holding the playboy centerfold with staple shining in the sun then Charlie stares at her like he is in love. Lee pulls out the staple and confirms "body fit" as Lee wanted a female form this whole time. Charlie agrees saying "body fit alright" as he smiles implying he has a crush on her the whole time in this movie in the centerfold form, then Lee says a more feminine softer less tough-sounding "Kill Krites" yet walks away with clothes/cape on instead of being nude, Charlie says "Hey guys, wait up".
When everyone gathers in town in try to stop the critters, Wesley and Brad stop to a gas station to fill tanks with gasoline as they look at each other to forgive about the bad things they did.
Finally for the finale, as morning has come with everyone repairing the town Brad and Megan are talking to each other about him going back to the big city and she wonders if he has a girlfriend. Including talk on the next time he'll visit Grover's Bend. See more »
A sequel that is comparably better than the original... how about that?
The Critters series consists of two first movies which are worth watching, and two last which are definitely _not_. Critters 2: The Main Course is certainly better as far as special effects go, but I'll be sentenced to eternal damnation if I know which one is better.
The action is still very lively, with necessary thrills and frills; the bounty hunters are back (you know Critters 3 failed because Ug&Lee were painfully absent and Charlie decked out); there's your average amount of mild gore and explosions. Brad seems to be blander than in the original, but his grandmother makes up for that.
The disadvantages of the film are pretty much few and far between. There's the usual mound of logical errors. The number of Crite eggs in the beginning is circa 12-20, mysteriously grows into some 50 when Brad's grandma purchases them, then, lo-and-behold, there's about a THOUSAND Crites in that giant rolling ball..... erm, on the cover that is. Charlie, however wearing state-of-the-art (no joke, I want one) leather space armor, HASN'T GOT A GUN. What's he supposed to do, choke the Critters with his flesh? Nobody ever thinks what species the [alien] eggs might belong to. Charlie and Brad are kinda overardorous over their meeting, since they barely knew each other in the original. And so on, and so forth. I'm not mentioning all, take a paper and pen and have some fun while watching.
Despite all this, I say this is a good choice for some people. I've read wayyyy too many coments in the style of "ohhh, this is SUCH crap I don't know why I've seen it...". Well, why did you? This is not a film that tries to be deep, this is pure entertainment for the youth, for the die-hard sf fans, and for the braindead. I liked it as a kid, I still like it (20 this June), and will show it to my kids for fun and enjoyment.
OVERALL ADVICE: you're a kid, you've got some spare time on your hands, watch it and have fun.
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