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The Oracle says: Ryan Thomas Johnson has a Bacon number of 2. Ryan Thomas Johnson was in Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys (1995) with Joe Mantegna Joe Mantegna was in Queens Logic (1991) with Kevin Bacon ****
Ya might as well know in advance that I am going to give the entire story away here, so be prepared cause this is the only spoiler warning you are getting.
First and foremost, I must protest the release of any production with a numeral after it, be it a 2, 3, II, III, etc. Doesnt matter how you set it up, if it doesnt star the original cast, it is NOT a (insert appropriate number). No, in fact, in becomes a new movie altogether. In addition, if they arent using the original screenplay or script idea, it doesnt qualify either. Just cashing in on a name does not qualify for status as a number whatever. This applies to all movies, not just the horror genre, and it really ticks me off when the powers that be use this tactic to try to steal our money from us.
Well, I feel better now, how about you?
So, Carnosaur II . of course in the original movie all the bad guys were killed, as well as the dinosaurs. Go figure that one out. In addition, we blasted the bejesus outta the cave where the dinosaur eggs were stored, so where did the new eggs come from? So much for continuity.
Anyway, sure we have another underground storage area, nuclear storage area mind you, posing as an uranium mine. A crack team of military computer experts have been deployed to find out just why in the dickens no one is answering the phone and why all systems seem to be set for destruction. We know why, dont we kiddies? Its those pesky dinosaurs, but dont tell anyone.
they were doing a great job .. but somehow they got trapped in the mine. Oh, gee, who woulda guessed that would happen? Did I mention the kids? Silly me. Two young boys were sneaking into the facility to get their little nubbies on some of the dynamite and they got caught. Appears one of the little buggers was the nephew of the head guy there, and he is sent to wait for him in the cafeteria while the other boy is sent home. That is when the dinos decide they want to visit the cafeteria and have dinner as well.
so, as it turns out . when the crack military forces arrive, all that is left is this comatose kid, around 15 or so, hiding in the cafeteria. But this is a good thing. Why, you ask? Because dummy, he knows his way around this facility better than the people that built it. He knows how to sneak in and, most importantly, sneak out. They need this kid.
just when you think things cant get any worse . most of the military people get killed off and the dinosaurs are breeding at an alarming rate. The remaining dude, played by John Savage, and the kid, played by Ryan Thomas Johnson, are almost outta there when an explosion causes good old John to fall over the side of a railing and drop about, I dont know, 100 stories to some subbasement.
now, this is where it gets really unbelievable .. I know, you thought you would never get there, did you? You thought it had already reached the pinnacle of trash, but, oh, no, it gets even better. There is 5 minutes left before the entire thing blows to Hell and back, nuclear weapons folks. What were they thinking? But the kid, miraculously finds his way to the top where a high powered rescue teams waits for them. Waits is the operative word here folks. They didnt even bother to go inside and find anyone, just assuming that someone would show up before they decided to leave.
so, the kid shows up topside and begs them to rescue his new best friend, John Savage, who is at the bottom of Hell in this place. They blow him off, so the kid runs back into the place and manages to save Johns a s s at the last minute and runs from the facility. Why he didnt do the same thing the first time around is beyond me, but I dont write these scripts, I just watch the movies.
and once again we have the dinosaur breaking out of the facility .. and the rescuers sitting on their duffs while the kid saves the day. In fact, this looked so similar to Carnosaur, the original, that I think that little bastard Roger Corman used the same footage. Hey, now, he wouldnt do that, would he? Oh, yeah, they all manage to get away, even though the kid blows the place up with all those nuclear weapons inside and that big flash of light surrounds the departing helicopter.
What could this mean? A Carnosaur III, perhaps? You betcha!
Hey, I warned you from the beginning I was gonna give away the entire movie, so dont complain now.
The best thing about the movie is that they were intelligent enough to realize the dinosaurs were so fake looking that they only give you glimpses of them, until the final scene. Even they had morals, it appears. This was released by New Horizons Home Video, 82 minutes of pure tasteless gunk. Stars John Savage, Cliff DeYoung, Don Stroud, Rick Dean (hey, I forgot to mention Dean, but Ill pick him up later in Carnosaur III), Ryan Thomas Johnson and Arabella Holzbog. Arabella, one of the crack military computer experts, met an unfortunate end and it was a damn shame. She was hot.
Written by Michael Palmer, Directed by Louis Morneau with executive producer Roger Corman.
**** Compliments of: Department of Computer Science School of Engineering, University of Virginia
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In this sequel to CARNOSAUR, when mysterious deaths start occurring at a secret government mining facility, a team of investigators are brought in and discover that man-eating dinosaurs have been multiplying in the tunnels.