Lake Placid 2 Review
Synopsis:In the sequel to the feature film, man-eating crocodiles return to the lake as two males and one aggressive female crocodile, which is protecting her nest, wreak havoc on the locals.
Lake Placid 2 (2007) is an American sci-fi TV horror movie that is the sequel to the Lake Placid (1999) film and is the second installment in the Lake Placid franchise. Director David Flores (Boa vs. Python (2004), Sands of Oblivion (2007), S.S. Doomtrooper (2006)) failed upon executing a terrible screenplay written by Todd Hurvitz and Howie Miller. Lake Placid (1999) and Lake Placid 2 (2007) has several things in common including the same characters who have new names, same location, the same giant creature/reptile and begins the same way with two men working on/in a boat. The movie contains nudity, extreme violence, gore, no suspense, no thrills, bad language, drug/alcohol use, decapitation, and a humongous creature.
Lake Placid 2 begins with two men working on a boat, and one man was quickly pulled out of the boat while his partner was reading the newspaper. He was so busy with his newspaper that he did not know his partner was missing until he did not respond to whatever he was saying in their conversation. All too soon he saw his partner/friend/co-worker surface to the top of the lake with his bloody stump spraying blood everywhere and panic strikes. He tried to pull his friend back into the boat, but the huge crocodile was faster than him. The movie progresses to be a boring blah of a film that I could care less for.
Local sheriff Riley (John Schneider - The Dukes of Hazzard (1979), The Haves and the Have Nots (2013), Loving (1983), The Rebound (2009)) is assigned to the case and calls in Emily to help him. Emily (Sarah Lafleur - Shall We Dance (2004), Devil May Cry (2001), Landlock (1996)) is a fish and wildlife representative. Riley’s son (Chad Michael Collins - Company of Heroes (2013), Rock Monster (2008), Room 33 (2009)) and a few friends decide to have fun by the same lake, and we all know the rest of the movie. They enter the water for a swim and fun while Hunter Struthers (Sam McMurray - Raising Arizona (1987), National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), Addams Family Values (1993)) shows up. There were more than three instances where the crocodile was chasing someone, and they were able to get away from the crocodile until they would accidently trip/fall giving the crocodile time to drag them back into the lake.
The actors did not do so well with their script as they appear limber and as though they are just in the movie to be in the film for the paycheck and do not care how they act or portray their character. Their dialogue was all over the place, and their reaction/acting does not seem like they were putting any effort into their role a like they were just reading. The music/sound did not flow well with the movie and appear as though it was just dropped in there to say that the film has music - not cool. I could not get over how slow everything moves when the crocodile is chasing someone, and this includes the crocodile which was mentioned numerous times, it can move quickly. I gave this movie a one because it was a total waste of my time and there was no need for nudity or many of the bizarre things in this film.
About Lake Placid 2 (2007)
Total Avg. Votes: 10
Writers: Todd Hurvitz, Howie Miller, David E. Kelley
Director: David Flores