Good sequels are hard to come by. Generally speaking when they are successful it is because all of the same people are involved. This is not the case with Re-Animator. Brian Yuzna takes the reigns and tries to steer the Herbert West party into a successful place. Starkwell wasn’t a huge fan of the first one, but Lovelock thoroughly enjoyed it. This should make for excellent conversation. I still never got them to sit down and read the Lovecraft stories.
[West is alive? And friends with Cain?]
Starkwell: Wait, I thought West died...
Lovelock: Probably not. I’m just happy the ol’ team is back together!
[West talking tough to his old mentor’s severed head.]
Starkwell: Now I remember why I hated Herbert West.
Lovelock: Now I remember why I loved Herbert West.
[Stop-motion finger-eyeball creature.]
Lovelock: Holy shit that’s creepy.
Starkwell: Why would Cain even still be living with West?
Lovelock: Well he did just say he was moving out… but I think it’s just a fight. They’re BFFs forevah!
Doctor Hill’s severed head is revived by Doctor Idiot. Starkwell and Lovelock were yelling at the TV. I think that means they are into the movie.
[West and Cain steal corpse from morgue. They put sunglasses on her so she won’t look dead.]
Lovelock: It was funny when they did it in "Weekend at Bernie’s".
Starkwell: It was?
Lovelock: No, I guess it wasn’t.
Starkwell: Cain’s got three women at the same time? Can he let West have one?
Lovelock: Man, Herbert’s married to his research… Don’t you know anything?
[West and Cain work on assembling a woman.]
Starkwell: Why is there smoke everywhere?
Lovelock: Man, all mad scientists equip their labs with smoke machines… Don’t you know anything?
Starkwell: Why is there a pot sitting over a fire in his lab?
Lovelock: Because he’s cooking pasta. Scientists need to carbo-load… Don’t you know anything?
[Starkwell then punched Lovelock in the face.]
[Officer Zombie kills the puppy. West re-animates her dead dog, which of course freaks her out, and she runs away from Cain screaming.]
Lovelock: Herbert West Re-animator? More like Herbert West: Cockblock.
There was a shot of a woman looking through a window at Herbert, and Herbert slowly closed the blinds in her face. For some reason, it made Starkwell laugh hysterically, and they ended up re-watching it about six times. I think Starkwell is starting to warm up to Dr. West.
Starkwell: What the hell is Dr. Cain wearing? That shirt looks eight sizes too big for him. What is that a pirate shirt?
[Cain and West revive the assemblage of woman they put together.]
Starkwell: What, of ANYTHING that has happened over the course of two films, makes them think that this is going to work? Or good idea?
Lovelock: Science isn’t exact. It’s more about wishing and hoping. And if things don’t go right, fudge the data.
As the movie wrapped up, we see the disgusting finished product, and all Hell breaks loose, or should I say, West’s creations break loose, Starkwell and Lovelock sat repulsed, amazed, shocked and, I guess, pretty satisfied overall. Bravo Mr. Yuzna.