Besides featuring some of the same actors in the same roles, what this six-gun sequel has in common with YOUNG GUNS is that it is wholly unmemorable. YOUNG GUNS II is an equally cynical recasting of the Billy the Kid legend as a showcase for an array of teen idols. Under the direction of
New Zealander Geoff Murphy (UTU), the movie seems engineered so as never to let more than three minutes pass between long, noisy gunfights. Even Pat Garrett's shooting of Billy (Emilio Estevez), the closest the film comes to a dramatic climax, is thoroughly muddled. If you blink you'll miss it,
and even if you don't, you'll still feel like you missed it. Though William L. Petersen ...