Sequels are generally not as good as the originals and FX2 is no exception. There are a number of excellent scenes using Rollie Tyler's (Bryan Brown) special effects. The best is his use of a remote control body suit that activates a clown that follows each of his movements. It proves most effective when the killer attacks Tyler. In this FX there are more chase scenes than well thought out illusions. It's a good film, but it lacks the confusion and surprise of the fist.
Tyler has a relationship with Kim (Rachel Ticotin). She is divorced from an honest city cop who asks Tyler to help him catch a peeping tom killer. As the caper goes down, the former husband is killed in what is obviously a set up by his supervisor. That begins the pursuit of Tyler by the killer cops. His battle ranges from his apartment to a grocery store and ends back on Long Island where part I ended,
Comparison may be unfair, but part I was excellent. This sequel is only good. It is not as creative, but it is interesting.
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