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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Scanners II: The New Order (1991)

There's no Cronenberg, Howard Shore, or any returning cast members, but overall part two isn't a bad film, even if the telepathy does occasionally overstep its boundaries, borrowing principles from the telekinesis camp without explanation. You thought we wouldn't notice, Mr Writer?
The Scanners being used by a power-hungry group is once again an issue, but beyond that it actually tries to do something different with the component parts. It has some neat ideas of its own, meaning it's not just a retread of the first film's plot. Don't worry, it does still pop a few heads...

2½ nose bleeds out of 5

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