Actually not as bad as you'd expect! It has the whiff of development hell, a project that emerged as a muddled, hit-and-miss heap of interesting ideas and unresolved plot threads, and it's hard to view now outside the context of screenwriter Frank Miller's right-wing paranoia. But Kershner has a good sense of where to put the camera and enough of the ideas work to justify this sequel as more than a cynical cash-grab.
Severely underrated even despite its recent cult resurgence. Much as he did with "The Empire Strikes Back," Kershner deftly recaptures much of what made the original film great in his immediate sequel (OTT satire and lurid violence in this case), using character development to up the stakes. Sure, some of the plot details are ridiculous, but the original wasn't exactly 100% plausible either.
Basada en un argumento del hoy bastante sobrevalorado (cinematograficamente hablando) Frank Miller, el cual pasó por un chinguero de manos, dando como resultado una pobre secuela que flaco favor le hace al estupendo film de Verhoeven. Es dificil saber si el asunto hubiese mejorado de haberse respetado la visión original de Miller; sin embargo, el impersonal estilo de Irvin Kerschner poco hace por mejorar el asunto.
Keeps a dark and funny tone from the original, but has a less interesting story. The development between Alex Murphy and his wife is interesting, but does not go anywhere. This could have been the Rocky 2 of the franchise!
Not even good by watch-it-for-the-cheese standards. I almost want to throw in an extra star for John Glover's bits but the rest of the flick is bad enough that that 1 star IS me throwing in an extra star for Jon Glover's bits.