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Carnosaur 2 (1995)

A team of scientists go to a nuclear mining facility to investigate a possible meltdown and instead find a large amount of cloned dinosaurs.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Reed
... Maj. Tom McQuade
... Ben Kahane
Rick Dean ... 'Monk' Brody
Ryan Thomas Johnson ... Jesse Turner
... Sarah Rawlins
... Ed Moses
Neith Hunter ... Joanne Galloway
... Joe Walker
... Evac. Team Pilot (as Michael James McDonald)
... Hal Mosley
Jason Adelman ... Davey Lewis
William G. Clark ... Ed O'Brien
... Zeb (as John Chandler)
... Evac. Team Officer
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A team of scientists go to a nuclear mining facility to investigate a possible meltdown and instead find a large amount of cloned dinosaurs.

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John Savage claimed in an interview that he was intoxicated for most of the filming of "Carnosaur 2". See more »

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During the fight between T-Rex and the forklift at the end, there is a small red truck in the background, which is clearly a cardboard cut out, indicating that it's a miniature set. See more »

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'Monk' Brody: [after just hitting McQuade in the back of the head with a pipe after McQuade just hit him] Ow, ow, ow. Does that hurt? Cuz it looks like it hurts.
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References Aliens (1986) See more »

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Written and Performed by Jeffrey R. Whitcher
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When "Jurassic Park" meets "Aliens"...literaly!
1 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

And I was actually glad and surprised that the first movie wasn't being as much a "Jurassic Park" ripoff. It probably only didn't because it couldn't, since it was released a couple of months before "Jurassic Park" hit the theaters. This movie makes up for that though, since it really doesn't have an original idea of its own in it. It even more blatantly is ripping off James Cameron's "Aliens".

It even isn't being subtle about it. It doesn't try to conceal that it 'borrowed' heavily from "Aliens" and pretty much steals entire scenes, dialog and characters from that movie. Really, if you have seen "Aliens", you have seen "Carnosaur 2" as well already! The story even progresses in the exact same way.

But oh well, I still have to give the movie that it at least is being better to watch than the original. The story is much easier and pleasant to follow and it at least has some half decent characters in it as well.

Another thing that had been improved were its effects. The dinosaurs are better looking and more threatening this time around. It really prevents the movie from being ever becoming a truly ridicules or horrible one as well.

Really, it isn't anything too uncommon for a movie to ripoff another one. Especially not for low budget movies like this one. And out of all the "Aliens" ripoffs that are out there, this ons is not all that bad and actually at times quite good and enjoyable.

Not original by any means obviously but it at least is a watchable enough, cheap, little movie, that is far better and more pleasant to watch than the original as well.

5/10

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