Return of the Living Dead Part II
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Return of the Living Dead Part II
A virtual remake of its predecessor, Return of the Living Dead (1985), which itself was a tongue-in-cheek rip-off of director George Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968), this follow-up adheres strictly to a gore and gags formula. Jesse Wilson (Michael Kenworthy), is a young boy being bullied by thugs from the neighborhood when all of them discover a sealed drum containing a zombie corpse. The release of a gas from the container reanimates the dead in a nearby graveyard, thus releasing an army of the undead, which mindlessly crave living human brains. As Jesse tries to contact the… More
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"The only saving grace in a totally misguided effort is the performance of character actor Bruns who is quite funny as the slightly off-the-wall doctor."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"It seems to be doing so many of the same things that made the first one great. It fails, in that it does them all poorly."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The movie's high points are its makeup and special effects. The movie's low points are almost everything else."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Not even a nuclear explosion, it seems, can prevent a sequel to a tongue-in-cheek zombie pic."
‑ , Time Out
"One of short series that gave James Karen his place in horror movie history."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"The first film was an amusing, winking zombiefest that glorified its own cheekiness. The sequel tries to do bigger and better and thus is less and worse."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"If you're going to force a sequel on us, you could at least get creative rather than just cribbing from Dan O'Bannon's original script."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Given the abundance of films like this, Return 2 is hardly a classic, but it's far better than it has any right to be."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"An occasional clever joke but in general a degradation of this branch of the series."
‑ Mark R. Leeper, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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