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Django Strikes Again

1987 1h 28m Western Action List
Reviews 26% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A former gunman (Franco Nero) returns to his old ways after a slave trader (Donald Pleasence) kidnaps his daughter. Read More Read Less

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Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 18, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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DanTheMan 2 Having spawned nearly 30 unofficial sequels, it's rather funny that the only official sequel to the original would take 21 years to come out, long after the imitators had died out, and would see our beloved gunslinger Django going full Commando. Nero's engrossing performance and return to his most famous role manage to trump the rather lacklustre production values and often flat direction, while Donald Pleasence's amusing turn as Ben Gunn helps provide the movie with a bit more star power in the filmmaker's attempts to revitalise the spaghetti western genre. It's very much a movie for the fans, chocked full of explosive action, occasionally stylish and hard hitting imagery, that despite Django Strikes Again's unfortunate shortcomings remains a very fun and noble attempt to bring back a waning genre. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/28/23 Full Review Audience Member https://youtu.be/DDjpOrlfh0Y Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Not as bad as you'd expect, not as good as you'd hope. Still pretty fun, though. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Django 2: Il Grande Ritorno also known as Django Strikes Again has the benefit of being the only official sequel to Sergio Corbucci's 1966 Spaghetti Western Cult Classic and the star who created the role, Franco Nero. This proves to be the only benefit to Django Strikes Again in the end. Django Strikes Again lives up to the standards not of its predecessor, but of the more than 30 unofficial sequels that accompanied it to capitalise on Django's success. Its obvious why this one did not, because the only slight tribute it plays to its iconic character is giving him back his iconic weapon to use. What else it gives him is a mix of terrible lighting, poor visual quality and utterly extreme boredom stretched over a period of 90 minutes which proves to be painfully long. There is no plot worth following in Django Strikes Again as it is not western enough to be a western or entertaining enough to be entertaining. Its essentially a low-budget civil war drama featuring the iconic character Django and Franco Nero to portray him, yet the amount of screen time he actually gets is too minimal for the film to be called Django Strikes Back, when a significantly more appropriate title would be "Franco Nero Comes Back Once in a While". There just isn't fun in Django Strikes Again, not even being the slightest bit reminiscent of the cheap and derivative fun that came with the original Django as a rip off of A Fistful of Dollars. Director Nello Rossati not only makes Django Strikes Again a technical failure, but fails to capitalise on the fact that he has been presented with the opportunity to make the actual sequel to Django, and so I would never call it that. It is merely another unofficial sequel to Django which features a cameo by Franco Nero and is no better than all the other low-budget unofficial sequels the rest of Italy made for a quick dollar. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Django 2: Il Grande Ritorno AKA Django Strikes Again, Is The First & Only Official Sequel To The 1966 Classic. Although This Does Not Live Up To The Original, It's Still Entertaining. Django Has Spent A Decade In A Monastery, Trying To Live Down His Violent Past. Slave Traders Are About To Witness Hell As They Kidnap His Daughter, And The Gunslinger Is Out For Revenge. Once He Digs Up His Old Gatling Gun, There Is No Stopping This Cult Western Figure. Franco Nero Reprises The Role He Made Famous In The 1966 Original, For The First Time. The Style Of This Movie Is More Like A Rambo III, Or Any Other Revenge Flick Of The 80's, Surprisingly This Works. It Works Because The Action Takes A Short While To Get Into Unlike The Original Showing That He Has Changed Slightly And Not Massacred Nearly All The Villains Men Near The Start Of The Movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Very unremarkable and left me totally under-whelmed. Wasnt a fan of the original anyways, but what i did enjoy from that was totally lacking in this. Got several more of these to watch - after this i feel its gonna be a chore. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A former gunman (Franco Nero) returns to his old ways after a slave trader (Donald Pleasence) kidnaps his daughter.
Director
Nello Rossati
Production Co
National Cinematografica, Filmes International
Genre
Western, Action
Original Language
Italian
Runtime
1h 28m