Critters 2 (1988)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi


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Eggs of the small but voracious alien creatures called Crites are left behind on earth and, after hatching, set their appetites on the small farm town of Grover's Bend.


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25 May 2006 | TalesfromTheCryptfan
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| Terrific sequel!
Two years after the first Krite attack on the Browns's farm, everything was peaceful in Grover's Bend but there are some remaining Krite Eggs still left and Brad Brown ( Scott Grimes) has traveled from Kansas City to visit his grandmother for Easter vacation. Soon the Eggs hatch as it makes trouble as the Krites has returned and the bounty hunters from space Ug ( Terrence Mann), Lee ( Roxanne Kernohan) and former town drunk turned bounty hunter Charlie ( Don Opper) head back to Earth, will they rescue the humans with the help of Brad or will everyone end up on the space monsters's menu?

Very entertaining and action packed sequel that is almost better than the original and THE only sequel in the series worth watching. What works here for this sequel is there's more action, bigger special effects, off-the-wall humor, a more intense and dramatic score, Mick Garris's directorial debut and of course there's a memorable moment where Lee the faceless bounty hunter from space looks at a Playboy magazine and transforms into a beautiful nude blonde centerfold babe played by B-movie beauty Roxanne Kernohan. Look for Eddie Deezen ( best known for Mandark on "Dexter's Lab" and Eugene from "Grease") as a restaurant manager and there's an amusing Freddy Krueger in-joke since the movie is from Freddy's home known as New Line Cinema.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cheryl Pollak almost played the Megan Morgan role, but couldn't drive a stick.


Quotes

Harv: You've got nothing to lose but your lives.


Goofs

(at around 1h 8 mins) When the Critters are rolling together to the Polar Ice Burger, you can see in several shots that the furry balls are connected together to some device pulling them all along (there are often visible wires).


Crazy Credits

Critter translation is provided by the Karl P Anno institute of intergalactic semantic research


Alternate Versions

The scenes are based on the screenplay even in the first 2 drafts. After the opening sequence, during the bus-driver scene where Brad is on his way to Grover's Bend from the big city to visit her, the bus driver describes the critters as smurfs and what they do. When Megan picked up Brad after an attempt fight with Wesley, Brad explains to Meg that he could had hurt him pretty bad. Megan doesn't think so, yet Brad does know about karate as he explains a bit more. Once Quigley left the store for a bit when Nana did business buying some eggs, the leftover eggs by the heater hatch as baby critters are out as we see from the POV when Chili dog is sniffing it. He barks at it, then cuts to the store sign with the dog yelping. The ladies at the church are helping out putting easter eggs by the yard of the church, then when the ladies with Nana are done she exclaims "what a beautiful day". Cindy is secretly carrying an easter basket as she was hidden as shes hunt for a small bit of eggs before the services to cheat kind of. However, a baby critter has hatched and is searching around from POV. During the Easter morning church scene, after that "resurrect your church going habits" scene Wesley the punk drives then stops in front of the church to attend just to see Megan. He picks out flowers from the garden in front of the church, he goes in to give them to her during services as he sits down to enjoy the sermon with her but her father doesn't want his arm around her. Alternate/deleted scene of the famous Lee scene as our bounty hunter heroes arrive in the fields as Charlie finds the playboy magazine, Ug and his faceless partner Lee sees what Charlie is reading. Ug ask Lee to transform as he/she/it does just that, as Charlie pleads not to have Lee change into him as he uses magazine to defend, Lee transforms into the beautiful blonde playboy centerfold. Ug looks at Lee all surprised, Lee has eyes open as "she" feels face then "her" body with a surprise look on her face with jaw dropped. Charlie is smiling at her, holding the playboy centerfold with staple shining in the sun then Charlie stares at her like he is in love. Lee pulls out the staple and confirms "body fit" as Lee wanted a female form this whole time. Charlie agrees saying "body fit alright" as he smiles implying he has a crush on her the whole time in this movie in the centerfold form, then Lee says a more feminine softer less tough-sounding "Kill Krites" yet walks away with clothes/cape on instead of being nude, Charlie says "Hey guys, wait up". When everyone gathers in town in try to stop the critters, Wesley and Brad stop to a gas station to fill tanks with gasoline as they look at each other to forgive about the bad things they did. Finally for the finale, as morning has come with everyone repairing the town Brad and Megan are talking to each other about him going back to the big city and she wonders if he has a girlfriend. Including talk on the next time he'll visit Grover's Bend.


Soundtracks

Frauline
Performed by Love Hate
Published by New Line Music Corp./BMI
Swade Publishing

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Genres

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,898,751 1 May 1988

Gross USA:

$3,813,293

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,813,293

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