The original "Tremors" may have been a box-office failure, but had been a massive hit on home video. So much so, that a direct-to-video sequel was duly commisioned. Fred Ward returns as Earl Basset (no sign of Kevin Bacon this time though), who is hired to take care of another Graboid menace, this time in Mexico.
Seems they have been preying on the workers at a remote oil refinery, and the company are willing to pay any price to get rid of these. Also returning is survivalist Burt Gummer (Michael Gross), who's weapons antics put a whole new shine on the word overkill ("when you need it and don't have it you whistle a different tune"), who together with newcomer Grady Hoover (Chris Gartin) and scientist Kate Reilly (Helen Shaver) set about wiping out the Graboids in a series of cunning traps.
Unfortunately though, it seems not only are the Graboids getting smarter, but are on the verge of a major evolutionary change, which is going to have some dire consequences for our intrepid heroes holed up inside the refinery complex. As they find themselves under seige from a whole new breed of Graboid menace.
Action packed, gory and highly comical, whilst this not be quite as good as the original, this is still an extremely enjoyable sequel, that fans should enjoy. The film provides some good laughs and it's good to see Fred Ward and Michael Gross back in action again.