Tremors II: Aftershocks

A Mexico town is invaded by morphing creatures.
United States
1996
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Imaginary
Insects: 
Imaginary
Worm
Giant: 
Colossus
4
Everybody’s crazy for graboids!
5.04
4
6
6
1
4
2
Performances
Plot
Effects
This so-so sequel brings back some of its actors and characters, but Kevin Bacon is nowhere to be found. He had a presence that returning performers Fred Ward and Burt Gummer can’t match. The original film relied on mystery and suspense, something Part 2 can’t afford because we've seen the beasts and know what they do. This said, the writers aren't short of ideas to spice up the mythology.
The framework of rules established by Part 1 is not only followed and honored but stacked on top of a new one. For one thing, Mexican Graboids are revealed to be morphing creatures. The new monster designs; both CG and practical, are not as creepy and mysterious as they have been and should remain. The new monsters are nowhere as interesting as the previous ones and the gimmick suffers from it.
Tremors 2 is as good as direct-to-video sequels get and is worth a watch, though fans of Part 1 shouldn't set their expectations high. Unfortunately, with its best cards already played, the film resorts to cheaper comedy, plays it cool and simple-minded. The vast desert backdrop is the best character, here, and compensates for flaky video compositing, bad dialog and a sad lack of signature.
Alternate Titles: 
Tremors 2
Tremors 2: Aftershocks
Tremors II
Tremors Part 2
Tremors Part II

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