Just as scrappy and as spry as the original but with less setting up to do. There’s enough cute little moments to justify returning to the well. It has a neat bookend sequence set in 1950… and unbelievably based on fact. The welcome additions of Christian Slater’s ‘Arkansas Dave’, a grounded Alan Ruck and a Bon Jovi theme song only strengthen the case that this is the rare cash-in sequel that is a slight improvement on the original.
Perfect Double Bill: Young Guns (1988)
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