Directed by John Carpenter. Written by David Himmelstein, based on the book by John Wyndham. Starring Christopher Reeve, Kirstie Alley, Mark Hamill, Michael Pare, Linda Kozlowski, Meredith Salenger and a very little Thomas Dekker as one of the evil kids.
Plot: 2 doctors battle children who exert deadly mind control over adults
While this movie has pretty much the same concept of the 1960 version, it lacks the luster and the energy of the first movie. DJ doesn’t feel sorry for the adults because they decided to have the kids in a time when abortion is quite safe. Also, they stick to close to God for DJ’s liking. With all this crazy shit happening, you’d think they’d look somewhere else for answers. Or maybe that’s when you’re supposed to turn to God. We wouldn’t know.
All we know is that this was unrealistic. Someone should’ve shot those bastard kids in the face. They were too powerful. It wasn’t fair and it wasn’t fun to watch. I do like that David got to develop some emotions in this one, but that’s about the only thing that was better. So, as you can imagine, the points from the first movie have dropped substantially and we don’t really recommend you watch it.
My score: 38. DJ’s score: 27.