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As a vampire, he joins the rest of the team and starts converting them to vampires. For some reason they continue with the bank robbery. This is not really explained and is not like the vampire mobsters in Innocent Blood.
In the end we have a final showdown when hordes of police arrive including one policeman who has a vendetta against the one thief not to get converted. Some of this action is rather interesting. At one point in the film there is a convenient solar eclipse. This one is odd as it totally blocks out the sun and the corona and then it lasts way too long. It would have been better to leave this one out.
Although this one is not quite as good as the original it is a rather good film. The characters are really quite interesting (both good guys and bad guys) and the film wraps up in a satisfying way (even if it has been used in countless films).
So anyone expecting a bona fide sequel to the classic horror movie is going to be very disappointed. "From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money" is best appreciated as a movie in its own right -- a black comedy/buddy caper that just so happens to have vampires in it. It's fun whenever it's over-the-top and tongue-in-cheek, and rather tedious when it's serious.
Buck (Robert Patrick) receives a call from his old buddy Luther (Duane Whitaker), who has just escaped from prison. He wants to get the "old gang" back together at a small motel in Mexico, and Buck dutifully rounds up C.W. Niles (Muse Watson), Jesus (Raymond Cruz) and Ray Bob (Brett Harrelson). On their trail is Otis (Bo Hopkins), a Texas ranger searching for Luther.
But when Luther stops off at an oh-so-familiar bar (for about two minutes), he makes the mistake of telling the bartender (Danny Trejo) that he hit a giant bat with his car. Turns out both the bat AND the bartender are vampires. And when Luther finally turns up at the motel, he's rocking a pair of fangs himself -- and he quickly starts turning his old friends into bloodsuckers too.
"From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money" will massively disappoint anyone who expects an actual SEQUEL. This is just an unrelated story that just happens to be set in the same universe -- and if appreciated as a silly buddy-movie with vampires, it's actually pretty entertaining at times. Well, at least when focusing on the buddy parts.Read more ›
1. Just because a camera angle or tricky move seems cool at the time does not mean you should actually use it. As soon as I saw the scene in this film shot from a rotating fan's point of view I knew I was in trouble. Take the time to make sure that camera placement and shot composition actually mean something and add something to the scene. If you can't come up with a good bit of justification, please just leave the damn camera alone.
2. When making a sequel it is advisable to actually bring something new to the story. Otherwise you are simply a hack marking time. As Joe Bob Briggs once said in regard to the first three "Friday the Thirteenth" films, "They made the same movie three times." "FDTD 2" played like a direct-to-video knock-off of the original. The plot was virtually the same with its gang of hoods running headlong into some real evil and getting caught with their pants down. Here's hoping the third entry in the series actually has something new to say.
3. Robert Patrick cannot carry a whole film by himself. I realize this is sure to fly in the face of every X-File-iac and James Cameron obsessed fan on the planet, but the man is a younger poorer man's version of Lance Henricksen and nothing more. Here his acting his negligible, his charm nonexistent and his part poorly written. Doomed from the start if you ask me.
4. In conclusion let me just say that if you intend to make a horror film you really do owe it to your audience to give them a few thrills along the way. This does not necessarily equate to dumping bucket after bucket of fluids and offal all over the characters. Rather, it means building an atmosphere of genuine tension and dread and setting the story's machinations a flying. If need be, watch "Texas Chainsaw", "Phantasm", "Dawn of the Dead" and the original cut of "The Exorcist" until it starts to sink in.
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The film starts out as a worthy sequel. We have Bruce Campbell in a cameo and Danny Trejo uglier than ever. Read morePublished 10 months ago by The Movie Guy
Being a teenager and a boy I like my horror movies. This one is an okay vampire movie. The person that caught my eye was Raymond Cruz, he is so hot. Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2003
Why are you guys trashing this? Sure it lacks all the suspense of other scary movies, but is VERY fun and action-packed! Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2003
Although I am a big fan of vampire movies, this was pretty sad. I say this because the first "Dusk Till Dawn" was very entertaining, both funny and sick. Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2003 by Sean Doerflinger
I really enjoyed this movie. A bank robber hits a bat while driving down the road. He arrives at the bar and we see the old vampire from the 1st. Read morePublished on Dec 13 2002 by David Barrett
This film has its moments, but it is otherwise a lost sequel to the awesome original from Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarentino. Read morePublished on Dec 6 2002 by L. Varnau
not a good story - just a massacre!
but watch part 3 - thats on my point of view the best of the fdtd-trioligy!
This movie has some flaws. The plot is somewhat weak, the settings are different, Robert Patrick's role is not very entertaining, and this is not a continuation of the first film. Read morePublished on June 29 2002 by Movie Dude
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