If the first movie did a good job dosing humour, horror and personality, this one limits itself to humour as immature as its characters. Our hero is a ten-year-old child and has a reason to combat all these un-dead creatures without suffering the slightest scratch.
The two actors (Thom Mathews and James Karen) that gave the original its sting are reincarnated into two new entities and are as successful at getting into trouble as in this movie’s predecessor.
It is difficult to get hooked to such a film without being a pre-adolescent (for whom it is illegal to watch the film). The laughs that this will movie will pull from you will be brief and sarcastic. Still, a few special effects will surpass the ones achieved in the original Return of the Living Dead, especially the mutilations.