Sunday, September 10, 2006

"Alligator II: The Mutation" review

Alligator II: The Mutation (1991)

Directed by Jon Hess
Writing credits Curt Allen

Joseph Bologna .... David Hodges
Dee Wallace ....Christine Hodges (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Richard Lynch .... Hawk Hawkins
Woody Brown .... Rich Harmon

This gator is a mutating monster. Every scene would have him morph into another size. In some scenes, he was a normal sized gator. Other scenes just showed his head which had inflated into three times its size from the previous scene. His tail went into morphing overload as well as it grew into a gigantic tree branch whenever a human needed to be fly-swatted.

So a mighty morphing gator is loose in the sewer. It may mess up some greedy guy's carnival plot to buy land. The cops and gator hunters head into the sewer to do battle against super gator. The greedy guy insists on his carnival continuing no matter what kind of gator trouble is down there. So gator bait shows up to sell their land and the monster wants to crash the party.

This was a campy, decent B-movie. When Richard Lynch shows up as the Cajun hunter, the movie comes to life. It had a great ending too. If you can't defeat a gator using wimpy science, there's always the army surplus store.

SCORE: 2 out of 4 mighty morphin gator rangers

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