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When Brennick meets Teller, Teller states that he was the prison director in charge of the original Fortress which Brennick and his wife escaped. In the original film, the prison director in charge of the Fortress was Poe. See more »
Christopher Lambert's character is billed as John Henry Brennick, however during the scene where ZED is processing Brennick into the fortress, he is referred to as "Brennick, John W.". See more »
Girl, you better recognize my skills. I could build a radio station out of a milk carton and two condom wrappers.
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A sequel to cult director Stuart Gordan's fun and campy film from 1993. This time Brennick is once again caught by the super-evil Men-Tel corporation and locked in a facility orbiting the Earth. Naturally he soon begins planning an escape.
Aside from the opening action scene which is OK the film starts to sink pretty fast. Relying too much on computer effects that are really sub-par - the first film cleverly used set design more than computer effects - and then there are some glaring plot devices that pretty much overshadow parts of the plot that are enjoyable. Cheesy computer effects are forgivable and can easily be looked on as a new-age camp, but the silliness of the plot of is poor script writing and that is almost impossible to forgive. You need a tight script for a good movie. Period.
Also, if you thought the end to first film was cheesy then you'll like this film even less because the ending is even ridiculous by fairy tale standards. --- 4/10
Rated R: violence and profanity
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