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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Maniac Cop 2 - 1990 - Dir. Lustig

Maniac Cop 2 is the Maniac Cop movie that Maniac Cop should have been. Yeah, I loved that sentence too. But truer words have not been spoken. I was shocked too. I knew my man BC was gonna get it in this one at the beginning (see below) but he has a WAY more spirited performance in his few scenes than the entire original. He has more that smarm we've come to expect from him. That's not to say the man's skillz are limited to Smarm, it's just you don't see smarm like that everyday. The film is definitely more interesting, even containing a scene where a woman hangs out of a car while hand cuffed to the steering wheel. It's an awesome/ridiculous sequence. There's no doubt the movie has more of a budget than before and the movie utilizes it fantastically. Most of it probably going to Danny Trejo to deliver his one line. Or Charles Napier's one scene. We're also treated to a Bearded Rapist subplot that, in my opinion, works terrifically and links together with the main storyline with DELIGHTFUL consequences! The movie moves swiftly, keeping a lovely brisk pace and ending under half an hour. The movie was just real good at hitting expectations. It doesn't exceed them by any means. But in this day and age, it's nice to see a simple Maniac Cop movie do what it's supposed to.

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