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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Maniac Cop 2 (1990)

It wastes time by giving us a lengthy recap, and then later the very same flashback we had before. That’s just lazy, guys.
Alongside the two leads from the first film is the new Detective Gruff (not his actual name) and a female psychologist. The latter presented an opportunity to get inside the mind of the killer cop, but that doesn't happen. Instead, Cordell remains almost as blank as Michael Myers was in his later films.
It’s not as bad as it might sound, though, because there’s a hell of a lot more plot this time. Even so, the highlight is a stunt shot. Foly Huck! Maximum respect to whoever was in that blistering suit. I've not seen anything that good even in movies with millions to spend on FX.

3 busted doors out of 5

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