Lake Placid 2 was made for The Sci-Fi channel, and is a "nature run
amok" monster film. Giant crocs are eating anyone who shows their tits, anyone
obnoxious, anybody in the water, and anybody who gets near them and isn't a
love interest in the two romantic sub-plots.
Not a bad bit of script writing,
that. There are many fewer plot points to resolve when most of the characters
have been eaten. The obnoxious people are clearly expendable, and the writers
might as well make quick work of the tit-exposers, since they couldn't act
anyway, and had already served their purpose. The body count includes
EPA scientists, tit-exposers, big-game hunters, obnoxious teenagers, and Cloris Leachman, who
deserved it not only for raising the crocs in the first place, but also for
starring in "Phyllis." The four left standing at the end are the
sheriff, his girlfriend, the local fish and game agent, his teenage son, and
the girl that his son is sweet on.
The film doesn't look bad at all. It is entirely possible, perhaps even
likely, that it was meant as a slick comedic spoof of bad movies.
Unfortunately it employed a cast with no comedic ability, making it just a bad
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C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
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