If nothing else, ALLIGATOR II: THE MUTATION serves as a reminder of just how surprisingly good the original was. Aided by John Sayles's entertaining screenplay, ALLIGATOR deftly avoided all the traps its schlocky premise set for it. The sequel, however, dives into them headfirst.
More a remake than a sequel, ALLIGATOR II finds another giant alligator on the loose, this time terrorizing some lakeshore property coveted by unscrupulous developer Vincent Brown (Steve Railsback). Brown's been pumping toxic waste into the sewers that feed into the lake, and the resulting
mutation starts to chow down on the Hispanic locals and assorted hobos. Investigating the carnage...