The Toxic Avenger, Part II

Even die-hard Troma fans will have a hard time stomaching The Toxic Avenger, Part II. A weak script [from a story by Lloyd Kaufman] and sluggish direction turn this sequel to the 1985 spoof into a seemingly endless, stultifying mess.

With:
Ron Fazio John Altamura Phoebe Legere Rick Collins Rikiya Yasuoka Lisa Gaye

Even die-hard Troma fans will have a hard time stomaching The Toxic Avenger, Part II. A weak script [from a story by Lloyd Kaufman] and sluggish direction turn this sequel to the 1985 spoof into a seemingly endless, stultifying mess.

Toxic II finds 90-pound weakling Melvin suffering from emotional problems. It seems he was unable to save a home for the blind from an evil drug magnate who razed the center and killed its inhabitants in his march to conquer Tromaville. The only thing that will help his depression is a trip to Japan to find his father, Big Mac, who turns out to be a fish peddler who is really an underworld coke peddler.

Because each limited spoof is telegraphed and laboriously executed, this toxic sequel can be hazardous to your health.

The Toxic Avenger, Part II

Production: Troma. Director Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz; Producer Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz; Screenplay Gay Partington Terry; Camera James London; Editor Michael Schweitzer; Music Barrie Guard; Art Director Alex Grey

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1989. Running time: 95 MIN.

With: Ron Fazio John Altamura Phoebe Legere Rick Collins Rikiya Yasuoka Lisa Gaye

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