Monday, February 29, 2016

Movie review: Tremors 2: Aftershocks

When the Graboids (underground, giant, carnivorous worms) threaten a Mexican oil refinery they call in the only expert they can find, Earl. Joining him is newcomer Grady who realizes before long that Graboids are more dangerous than he realized. When things start to spiral out of control Burt is called in to bring the big guns and things just get crazier.

Fred Ward (Earl Bassett), Christopher Gartin (Grady Hoover), Helen Shaver (Kate), Michael Gross (Burt Gummer).

I really missed Kevin Bacon and Reba in this one. Although it was a good, funny movie they just brought a lot more quality to the original. Gartin is a good, if somewhat campy, addition and brings some good chuckles. Gross in my opinion was the highlight in this movie, playing an excellent straight-man to the humor, at his expense. Shaver was hit and miss and generally inconsistent throughout the film.

I really enjoy this series. It’s a somewhat unique story and something the whole family can watch and laugh with. A bit silly, campy, with lots of action, explosions, and guns, and even a bit of drama and love thrown, everyone can find something here.

Special effects and stunts are entertaining if not the best ever made, and very appropriate to the film. The creature effects aren’t high budget but they are entertaining. Sets and camera work are fairly well done as is the soundtrack. Dialogue is appropriate for the genre of film.

No nudity, little foul language, and plenty of worm guts make this one okay for preens and above.

Released: 1995
Reviewed: 2.23.16
Star rating: 4 out of 5
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi Horror, Action Comedies, Creature Features, Campy Horror

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