Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996)

Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996)

Directed by: S.S. Wilson

Starring: Fred Ward, Christopher Gartin, Helen Shaver

I like the original Tremors because of the camp value, and how it’s just that perfect mixture of dumb and awesome and funny… Like the first season of the 60’s Batman TV show. And, like the second season of Batman, the second Tremors film manages to incorporate all the same elements, yet it just doesn’t work. I think it’s because you just can’t recreate happy miracles like that.

Fred Ward and Kevin Ba– wait, no, some other random guy, are Graboid hunters, who apparently make money by killing Graboids, and they’re worth like 20 grand each or something. To… the government? I have no idea. Anyway, they capture a live Graboid, but it gets into a cocoon and spews forth a whole bunch of tiny land Graboids that are blind but have heat vision. So now they have to deal with that wacky sensory trick.

It really is a pure sequel to Tremors, it’s just not as fun the second time around. Maybe it’s because there was no Reba McEntire. That’s probably it.

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