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A Mediocre Sequel,
This review is from: Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
to a mediocre film lets be honest. The first Chromeskull was ok and this is the same, although probably slightly worse. If you liked the first chances are you will like this though.
Just like the first one, there is very little story and little background on any of the characters. Danielle Harris for no reason explained is ChromeSkull's helper and the same goes for the detective helping and trying to emulate him. We know nothing about their reasons why.
On the plus, the acting is a step up from the original which isn't saying much. It varies between mediocre to bad. The blood and gore is MUCH better though. The gore has been upped considerably, the deaths all involving knifes of some sort are pretty brutal and fairly realistic. Not as shocking as they could have been thanks to the generally poor acting but nonetheless the death scenes are the standout here. The lead blonde girl is useless and has no fight compared to the girl in the original but is the star of the show as far as the acting goes. Despite her reasonable acting it is very hard to root for her, the girl in the original was alot easier to empathise with. Maybe because she did stuff instead of just doing nothing except cry all the time. I really couldn't have cared any less about..well..anyone in this film. Danielle Harris barely features to make much of an impression. It also has to be said the cops in this film must have graduated from the worlds dumbest police academy. They are laughably inept.
Just like the first Chromeskull, very little in the way of a script or a story but somewhat enjoyable all the same mostly thanks to the great gore and death scenes. Worth seeing if you liked the first one.