When I sat down here in 2022 to watch the 1990 sci-fi horror movie "Watchers II", I had never even heard about the movie. I happened to stumble upon it by random chance, and seeing that the movie was starring Marc Singer, of course I had to watch it. And also since it was a movie that I hadn't already seen, I would give director Thierry Notz's 1990 movie a chance.
The storyline in "Watchers II" is pretty straight forward, simplistic actually. This is an archetypical creature feature about a man-made creature that escapes captivity and goes on a murderous rampage. So writers John Brancato and Michael Ferris managed to put together a somewhat stereotypical and generic script and storyline here. Sure, it was watchable, but this wasn't exactly a gemstone in cinema history. If you enjoy these cheesy and campy creature features, then grab the snack, lean comfortably back and watch the screen.
The acting in the movie was adequate. I mean, you know you're not in for an award-winning performance with a movie such as "Watchers II", but the actors and actresses did actually put on fair enough performances with their roles and characters.
Now, a creature feature movie is usually rather dependent on having proper special effects to bring the creature to life on the screen. And while I am sure that back in 1990s then the effects in "Watchers II" were somewhat adequate, they haven't aged well. The creature design is somewhat strange, and it is blatantly obvious to see it is just a man wearing a full-body latex costume, especially with the lack of articulation in the creature's face.
All in all, "Watchers II" is a watchable enough movie, though you should not count on being in for a great cinematic experience. And while I managed to sit through this movie, I can't claim to want to return to watch it a second time. Nor am I particularly interested in tracking down the 1988 movie ""Watchers", nor the 1994 "Watchers III" movie.
My rating of director Thierry Notz's 1990 "Watchers II" movie lands on a four out of ten stars.