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Saw II
With nary a decent, connective character in sight, this nasty sequel quickly becomes little more than a strenuous battle for survival among the already damned.
"...nigh. "Oh yes, there will be blood," promises Saw II’s tagline, and, for once, the tease is fulfilled …..."

Oct. 28, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Atlas Shrugged: Part II
Atlas isn't the only one to shrug off this tiresome load of Ayn Rand – but with poor production values.
"...performances, and lots of repetitive speechifying, Atlas Shrugged: Part II will attract only viewers already bitten by the Rand..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bad Boys II
Bay does it bigger and badder than ever.
"...out, the budget was so high that Bad Boys II needs to become an all-time top-grosser in order to..."

July 18, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Blade II
"...Varela, Luke Goss, Thomas Kretschmann and Donnie Yen. Blade II delivers the goods better than any new action film..."

March 22, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold
"...Jon Lovitz. One of the blurbs for City Slickers II, from Patty Spitier of WISH-TV, Indianapolis, proclaims this “The..."

June 17, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Children of the Corn Ii: The Final Sacrifice
"...“Based on a short story by Stephen King”, Corn II drags that poor pop-culture stylist's already tarnished name through..."

Feb. 5, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Halloween II
Rob Zombie's sequel to his 2007 remake of the original Halloween features Michael Myers coming back to town to wrap up some family business.
"...wild child and some backseat drive-in corn-popping. 1981's Halloween II was less than half the film its predecessor was;..."

Sept. 4, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hostel: Part II
Roth has accomplished the near impossible: He's crafted a vastly superior sequel to Hostel, one that supersedes the original's sadistic quotient, gore effects, and narrative subversiveness.
"...Roth has accomplished the near impossible with Hostel: Part II: He's crafted a vastly superior sequel to a film..."

June 8, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Men in Black II
"...is more or less on his own as MIB II begins, having lost mentor Agent Kay (Jones) to a..."

July 5, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Edward II
"...Swinton, Nigel Terry and John Lynch. To describe Edward II as “high concept” doesn't even begin to nail down..."

May 1, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy II is the most splendidly imaginative and creatively uncorked piece of fantastic cinema since his Pan's Labyrinth netted an Oscar trifecta in 2007.
"...It's not perfect – thank Satan! – but Hellboy II: The Golden Army is by far the most splendidly..."

July 11, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Endless Summer II
"...surfing nut to get stoked on The Endless Summer II. A follow-up to Bruce Brown's original 1966 travelogue-documentary about..."

June 10, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Drunken Master II
"...enemy… himself. The fighting and stuntwork in Drunken Master II is absolutely incredible. The film delivers some of the..."

April 8, 1994 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Major League II
"...spoof of the professional sport of baseball. Major League II is a slo-mo replay of last season's game. It..."

April 1, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Macross II: Lovers Again
"...over their hard-earned dollars to see these films. Macross II: Lovers Again is no exception to this lackluster genre...."

July 9, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Swordsman II
"...film maven Hark and directed by Stanley Tong, Swordsman II falls into the category of Chinese sword & sorcery..."

June 18, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Brahms: The Boy II
The well-dressed, porcelain, miniature killer is back. Um … how?
"...The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Unfortunately, Brahms: The Boy II boasts precious little of the prior film’s crepuscular charms,..."

Feb. 28, 2020 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Species II
"...but in the end the point is moot: Species II is formulaic sex and violence devoid of even a..."

April 17, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
"...sound of a snapping twig. But in Homeward Bound II, Ellis and his crew never quite capture the feel..."

March 15, 1996 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

High Fashion Goes Hyperreal at Diptych II
The local fashion collective’s second spectacle of new designs
"...Three fashion designers are debuting their newest lines of..."

May 2, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Get Ready for Russellmania II
Alamo mystery marathon celebrates Kurt Russell (again)
"...gets his second Tough Guy Cinema marathon with Russellmania II...."

May 3, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Last Exorcism: Part II
In this sequel, the devil follows the same girl from the backwoods to New Orleans; sadly this follow-up has none of the smarts of its predecessor.
"...mortal bone-cracker has ever managed. The Last Exorcism: Part II gives the devil plenty of space to show off..."

March 8, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mi Ranchito II Never Fails to Satisfy
Guacamole, Mexican burgers, or huge bowls of caldo, it's all good here
"...Meyer and I decided to hit up Mi Ranchito II, at the end of Manchaca Road, where it runs..."

Jan. 3, 2013 Food Post by Mick Vann

The Hangover: Part II
The action moves from Vegas to Thailand – but someone forgot to send along a new script.
"...Jeffrey Tambor. The funniest thing about The Hangover: Part II isn't, as you might expect, the onscreen, prematrimonial chaos..."

May 27, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Bride With White Hair II
"...their filmmaking prowess into The Bride with White Hair II making it a powerful, affecting entry into the Hong..."

Jan. 27, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Legend of Fong Sai-Yuk II
"...going overboard too often. Unlike the first film, Legend II has a plot you can actually follow without getting..."

Feb. 11, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Weekend at Bernie's II
"...the teen-comedy formulaics of the early-to-mid-Eighties, Weekend at Bernie's II has surprisingly few nude blonde women. It is, after..."

July 16, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Armor of God II: Operation Condor
"...vast majority of gold stolen by the Germans during WWII. As many nations have simultaneously laid claim to portions..."

July 2, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Menace II Society
"...two feet by grace of its sheer relentlessness. Menace II Society is, by turns, less polished, bloodier, and has..."

June 4, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Once Upon a Time in China II
"...as its precursor, Once Upon a Time in China II is instead a more controlled, skillfully woven film overflowing..."

April 30, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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