Not as good as New York but it's still a fun film to watch.
so much worse than I remember, cartoonish special effects. funny in kitsch way.
over 3 years
Wow. Not even Carpenter could completely justify making two of these.
Unnecessary and atrocious with forced, recycled plots and misguided action sequences.
over 5 years
Cult classic. I got a total recall vibe from it. Interesting
almost 6 years
The only reason this sequel was made was so they could put Snake on a surfboard.
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