Captain America II: Death Too Soon
Allan Balter (executive) for Universal/CBS
directed by Ivan Nagy
starring Reb Brown, Len Birman, Christopher Lee, Connie Sellecca, Katherine Justice, Christopher Cary, William Lucking, Stanley Kamel, Ken Swofford, Lana Wood, Arthur Rosenberg, William Mims, Alex Hyde-White, Lachelle Chamberlain, Susan French, John Waldron
screenplay by Wilton Schiller, Patricia Payne, based on the comicbook created by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, published by Marvel Comics, music by Pete Carpenter, Mike Post
Captain America, Captain America (Reb Brown)
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Scientist professor Ilson (Christopher Cary) has figured to uncover the
secret of eternal youth, one has to first figure out how aging works, and
thus he has developed a lotion that makes humans grow at rapid speed. This
is of course (?) playing right into the hands of international terrorist
Miguel (Christopher Lee), who kidnaps Ilson and uses his drug to blackmail
the American gouvernment. But what would the American gouvernment be
without Captain America (Reb Brown), whose team (Len Birman, Connie
Sellecca) has soon figured out where Miguel has put up camp, and who now
travels to the village in question in the guise of a naive painter. And as
this painter, Cap is soon able to win the trust of the locals and get onto
Miguel's trail - and in the finale, he not only stops Miguel from spraying
his aging lotion onto the entire American populace by taking out all of
his men, he also sees to it that Miguel gets a taste of his own medicine -
upon which he ages before time and subsequently dies before the Captain's
(and the audience's) very eyes.
The good news first: This
made-for-TV sequel is not as bad as the first (made-for-TV) Captain
America, it follows a more coherent plot and has at least one
actor (Christopher Lee) in it who can actually act.
good news end here, because even if the sequel is better than the
original, it's still a pretty horrible, dull and badly directed flick that
totally fails to add fun or tension to its plot and features extremely
boring action scenes. To put it into words: Don't watch it!