Critters 2 holds
a very special place in my heart. Sure, Gremlins were great, but they
just weren't as violent as they needed to be (although Stripe did at
least have an awesome body-melting death scene in that first flick).
Critters basically picked up where Gremlins left off and took things
to the extreme and Critters 2 was by far the best of the
So there's these alien
bounty hunters that have come to earth to rescue the humans from those
evil lil' carnivorous Critters. But if their clunky looking ship is
any indication of the Critter-killing technology these bounty hunters
possess, then humanity as we known it is doomed.
One of the bounty
hunters is named "Ug", and in addition to having a nifty Neanderthal
name, he/she/it has the unique ability to take on any form. So, one of
the bounty hunters stumbles upon a Playboy magazine and Ug decides
this will be an excellent human form to take on. After all, they want
to blend in with everyone else without attracting too much attention,
right? Ok, cue the boobs.
Ug not only becomes a
naked blonde centerfold, but she also appears to have inherited some
traits of a bimbo since she even included the staple from the magazine
on her chest. But Ug's a hardcore bimbo, so she rips out that staple
and runs off to kill some Critters! While this whole scene is funny,
it's nothing compared to what the Critters do a bit later in the
The angry mob of
townspeople start to celebrate as they believe all the critters have
been killed since they're stuck in a burning building. Oh how wrong
Yep, the Critters all
merged together to form one giant flesh-eating ball of terror! And not
only is that ball hungry for flesh, the Critters appear to be loving
So one of the angry mob
guys starts to lag behind, and unfortunately for him, he's right in
the line of the giant Critter ball. And that's when the magic
The ball rolls over him,
and in an instant, his flesh is completely devoured. What we're left
with is the sight of a twitching bloody skeleton and a lot of laughs.
Easily my favorite moment in Critters history, though you never
know... there's already yet another Critters movie supposedly on the
way, so maybe they'll be able to top the giant Critter ball-o-doom.
The filmmakers certainly got their work cut out for them!
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