Summary: What the heck happened to Soldier?
Comment: It's hard not to give five stars to a movie that features a wheelchair fight on the roof of an insane asylum. Hard to do, but I'm going to be strong...
Snakeeater 2, a.k.a. "Snake Eater 2" varies wildly from the original Snakeeater movie that allowed Lorenzo Lamas to step out of the giant shadow cast by his father, the late, great Fernando (insert Abba joke here). Lamas is back as Soldier, with a LAST NAME this time, so now he's called Soldier Kelly. Seems Soldier is so gosh-darned crazy and in-your face (again) to his wimpy cop bosses (this was filmed in Canada, remember) that he ends up with the choice of either jail-time or an insane asylum for his ways. CAN'T YOU JUST ACCEPT HIM FOR WHO HE IS??? Anyway, Soldier ends up at the local nut-house, populated by some colorful characters who all just happen to be bad actors. Horshack from "Welcome Back..." makes a return appearance. Also, there's a Jim Baker televangelist clone in there. So, Soldier keeps breaking out to do his version of justice: rigging cowardly traps, killing people in cold blood, blowing up bathroom stalls, etc. AND this time he has a cool, urban sidekick named Speedboat (Larry B. Scott); a dude that looks like he got lost on the way to a Bell, Biv, DeVoe concert and ended up in this movie. Oh, that Speedboat, what with his witty lines and all.
Anyway, this movie is nowhere near as violent as the first and there's no nudity, so if you are hoping to see Speedboat's hot sister starkers, forget it. There are two reasons to see this: 1.) the afore-mentioned wheelchair fight on the roof of the nut-house and 2.) the way they kill the drug-runners...OK, and 3.) Speedboat's sister. That's about it. Harmless and somewhat fun drivel; great for watching at 3am while loaded.
DVD features are minimal; can be watched in both English and dubbed in French. Also has a small documentary of the Canadian production house that made the "Snakeeater Trilogy." Pretty cool opening menus with a neat motorcycle sound. VRRROOOM!