Saturday, 10 January 2015

Review: The Toxic Avenger - Part 2 (1989) (January 2015)

The Toxic Avenger - Part 2 (1989)
The Toxic Avenger's bizarre adventures continue in The Toxic Avenger - Part II (1989). This time, our hero has fallen into a deep depression of not knowing his father, so he travels to Tokyo, Japan to find him! Meanwhile, back in Tromaville - an evil corporation threatens peace in the once cime-filled city! Cue the chaos and plenty of monster/fight action!

After a bit of a wait, TA2 comes along and changes up the actors, but director Lloyd Kaufman returns from the over-the-top original with Michael Herz. Toxie's girlfriend (now played by Phoebe Legere) - all though a new actress - plays a bigger role in the first 30 minutes setting up the story for our to cross seas to find his father which ends up being a twist itself! Lisa Gaye comes into the series as an evil corporate worker hell-bent on taking over Tromaville! Plenty of gore and nudity ensues in this sequel which isn't as fast-paced as the first, but there are some laughs and slapstick action sequences. Don't worry, there is a happy ending, again which opens up for a sequel! The music kicks-ass, too!

88 Films re-released this classic in the UK on dvd and Blu-Ray in late 2014, more sequels to follow from the cult home-dvd label. Runtime: 109 mins. For a look at the first film, see HERE.


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