Thirteen Things about Return of the Living Dead Part II
13. Does anyone else look at the title and think that calling something "Part II" of the "Return" is redundant? . . . No one? . . . Wait, really? No one???
But it's also true that Return of the Living Dead Part II is the most accurate title for a movie that was compelled to be the sequel to another movie called Return of the Living Dead. The real debate is whether the first flick merits its own title when (as far as I can tell) its own zombies have no predecessors in their own canon. But that's not a question I'll be settling any time soon.
12. I don't like watching sequels out of chronological order, but when I saw this one was about to start on Cinemax, I made it an exception for two reasons: I didn't want Burial Grounds month to come and go without even one review of a Horror movie with a significant cemetery; and I was betting that this would be the kind of thoughtlessly produced sequel with only the most superficial connections to the original, anyway.
Well, yes and no . . .