Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Critters 2 (1988)

Director: Mick Garris

Writers: David Twohy, Mick Garris

Composer: Nicholas Pike

Starring: Terrance Mann, Don Keith Opper, Cynthia Garris, Scott Grimes, Al Stevenson, Tom Hodges, Douglas Rowe, Liane Curtis, Linsay Parker, Barry Corbin, Eddie Deezen, Tom McLoughlin

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Get ready for seconds... they're back!

Plot: Eggs of the small, furry alien carnivores are left behind on Earth and, after hatching, set their appetites on the next neighboring town.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? No.

I kind of like this one more than the first film.  It's got less bullshit (and that ain't sayin' much) and more laughs, fun actors and THE GREATEST SIDE BOOB IN THE HISTORY OF SIDE BOOBS!!!!

 I was so taken with it that I was inspired to write a poem.


I think I shall never see
A poem as lovely as this side boob.

A side boob that glistens in the sun
For such a side boob as this, there isn't only one.

A side boob that looks upward toward the sky
And lifts her tender nipple as if to fly.

Upon whose skin, that gentle sheen
Who gently asks that you not get in between

Two such lovely side boobs as this

Ahhhhhh.  Better now.  Don't expect to see much of that shot.  It goes by so quickly that it only lasts three or four frames. It belongs to Roxanne Kernohan and that's the only scene you see her cans in but you do get to see a lot more of them just before and after that shot.  That's Academy Award-worthy cinematography right there I tell ya.  The rest of the film goes downhill from there but you do get Eddie Deezen (who's not in this nearly enough) and Barry Corbin who cracks me up.  He's hilarious and brings a lot of needed acting cred to this picture.  The critters themselves are having more fun this time and the film is getting farther from horror and feeling good about itself.  But it still doesn't grab me enough to really get into this series.  I've got one more to watch (number 3) before I've seen all four.  The Newline DVD has a nice anamorphic widescreen print with an anamorphic theatrical trailers of all four films. Oh, and for that gentleman in the back row who asked if we could show that side boob ya go!

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