Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High Aka Vol. 2 (2017) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High Aka Vol. 2 (2017) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High Aka Vol. 2 (2017) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

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Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High Aka Vol. 2 (2017) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Lloyd Kaufman
STARRING: Asta Paredes, Catherine Corcoran, Zac Amico
AVAILABLE FROM Troma Entertainment

Welcome BACK to Tromaville High School! The once tone-deaf Glee Club has now turned into a vicious gang of Cretins, wreaking havoc upon Tromaville and two innocent lesbian lovers, Crissy and Lauren. As Lauren suffers the side-effects of a Cretin forced duck rape, Chrissy follows a trail of tainted toxic taco crumbs, leading her to the crux of all Tromaville High School’s mutating mires, the evil Tromorganic Foodstuffs Conglomerate and its salacious CEO, Lee Harvey Herzkauf! With a duck/human hybrid baby in one hand and a laser in the other, the lesbian duo fights against Cretins, Monsters and EVIL! Will they succeed or will Herzkauf and the Cretins reign supreme over Tromaville High School and the World!?

I have been waiting for the second half of Return to Nuke’em High since I first saw the first part in 2013. I, like many others, was growing very tired of waiting and was wondering just why this had taken so long. Well, that second half is finally here and I am forced to admit that I am a bit torn on it. This one picks up where the first one left off and gives us a quick recap before we are back in action. From almost the jump I felt like we had a lot of padding here. Things like a TV show and other random things are tossed in from time to time and while it isn’t always a miss and can be funny, I feel a lot of it is just here to pad things out. I can’t prove it, but I feel like when this was made orignally they didn’t actually have enough filmed for a whole second movie. And that is why we have all of this other stuff tossed in to make it a full-length movie. I admit that the stuff that sticks mostly to the already wild plot of the film is when this one is at its best. Other times it sticks out a bit too much and feels different.

This is a movie that has what you can consider what is the best and worst part of Troma on full display. While it does end up being a mixed experience, we still have the two hottest leading ladies I’ve seen Troma ever toss on-screen in Asta Paredes and Catherine Corcoran. I almost hope we get a Vol 3 someday just to get these two on the screen together again. Outside the story of nerds turned to high school gang, duck rape causing childbirth, and hot lesbian action, director Lloyd Kaufman has tossed in basically every hot topic of the last five years into one movie. It works at times and can be funny, but other times it feels like a swing and a miss. That kind of sums up my entire feeling for this one. We do get a cool making-of on the second disc showing the making of the movies. It never really tells us why it took so long to get this released and as a result, I feel the more interesting story about this whole experience is still out there to be told.


– Two Girls One Duck – a full-length documentary on the making of Vol. 1 & 2.
– An introduction by Lloyd Kaufman.
– Cannes 2017 – From festival to fascist.
– TROMoMA featurette.
– Trailers.
– Tributes to Stan Lee, Lemmy, and Joe Fleishaker.
– Short Films: Mr. Topps and Merry Christmas to My Wife’s Butt


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