Critters two

The poster for the film.

Critters 2: The Main Course is a 1988 sci-fi comedy horror film starring Terrence Mann, Don Keith Opper, and Scott Grimes. It was directed by Mick Garris and written by David Twohy and Mick Garris. It is part of the Critters film series.


A batch of unhatched critter eggs are mistaken for Easter eggs by the country-folk inhabitants of Grover's Bend and, before long, the ferocious furballs are on the rampage again.[1]


The film starts out in space on a desolate planet where Charlie, Ug, and Lee are hunting a vicious, worm-like creature. After successfully killing the beast, they depart the planet. Charlie contemplates why Ug and Lee let him tag along, to which Ug replies "Charlie bounty hunter". Soon afterwards, they receive a new assignment by Zanti, head of the High Council. He tells them that the Crites (Critters) are still alive and must be wiped out. With that, they set a course for Earth.

Back on Earth, Brad Brown is visiting his grandmother in Grover's Bend and word gets around the town fast implying he became well known after the events of the first film. Shortly after the bounty hunters arrive the Crites begin terrorizing the town. They begin to grow in large numbers. Lee, Ug's brother, is killed (and devoured) by the Crites, causing Ug to slip into a depression and lose his human looks, reverting back into a Nothing Face, as Charlie calls them. (This frightens one woman, who mentions that "he's not breathing." Charlie consoles her by stating "Well, that's okay, he has no mouth.")

The remaining people of the town devise a plot. They lead the Critters to a burger shop in an attempt to blow them up but fail. The Crites then come together into a large ball, a Critter ball, and begin rolling out toward the church. Just before they reach the church, Charlie flies directly into them with his space ship heroically proclaiming "I'm a bounty hunter!" destroying them. Ug then takes on Charlie's facial feature, temporarily, in honor of him. Although thought to be dead, Charlie survived by parachute. Ug departs in a new spacecraft, while Charlie remains on Earth.



  1. Movie Times, Critters 2: The Main Course, Overview



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