Sunday, April 13, 2014

04/13: Tremors 2: Aftershock

I thought I'd watch and continue with the Tremors series franchise so I watched this one on Crackle last night. Coming into it, I knew this would be a somewhat cheap imitator of its first one. And who can blame me, since this was direct-to-video? After watching it, I decided it wasn't that bad :).

Michael Gross and Fred Ward are the only ones who reprise their roles as Burt and Earl, respectively. The movie takes place some years after the townspeople of Perfection, Nevada get rid of what they called 'graboids'. They apparently enjoyed fame and recognition for their heroism and all. However, Earl reveals to his biggest fan, Grady, that he didn't get compensated fairly for certain rights to the 'graboids' name. A wealthy man named Carlos gives him a second chance at defeating the 'graboids' because of them being the cause of deaths among his refinery workers. At first, he hesitates, but after being talked into a large amounts of money repeatedly, he surrenders and goes on his mission in Mexico with Grady. Earl recruits his redneck weapon-loving friend, Burt, when he gets there. At first, killing the graboids seems an easy task until they learn that the evil, smart eyeless creatures mutate into smaller and more deadlier life forms. It is up to the team to figure out the creatures' weaknesses and survive, again, in the middle of nowhere.

Despite of the loss of Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire and some of its stars and characters from the first one, this sequel continues its legacy. I forgot to mention that yes, a loving relationship, occurs as well. One interesting part is close to the end when they collaborate on their scientific theories on the mini graboids. And it's always funny to see Michael Gross away from his straight dad role on 'Family Ties' to a seemingly dumb and carefree Southerner in this movie. I'm not sure what it was that got him to do this role.

Well, time for 'Tremors 3'!

My rating: 6 out of 10

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