Friday, July 24, 2015

Crackerjack 2 (1997)

aka Hostage Train

How bad is it? It's one of the worst "Die Hard" rip-offs.
Should you see it? Not really.

The original Crackerjack was just okay, but this sequel is an exact copy (excepting quality) of "Die Hard" - or maybe "Under Siege." This time it's up to Judge Reinhold (poor casting) to rescue Carol Alt (poor casting) and others from Michael Sarrazin (okay casting, but Chris Plummer did the original) from a train held hostage in a tunnel. North American Pictures seems to have made a bunch of similar films. The fight scenes are poor; Reinhold pauses to do martial arts poses, which just reminds you that he's in his underwear... and is Judge Reinhold. This has no connection to the first film, except for the name of the main character and it's best attribute is that it's not Crackerjack 3, which is way worse.

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