Returning with their Antareen, alien chums, the small group of friends soon see what they have left behind. Although their first task is to help recover and protect the remaining Cocoons, it soon becomes clear that some of the team are going to make difficult decisions about whether they can leave their homes, family and friends again. This time there will be no return.
Although not as strong as the first, no Ron Howard this time, the movie is still worth watching. It helps expand on the choices made in the first movie and lays some now ground beneath the characters, allowing them to move on. The human condition is gently prodded and seen from an unusual angle in both Cocoon movies.
And once again that veteran cast tears through their younger brethren. Will Steve Guttenburg be remembered with the same fondness as Don Ameche? I doubt it.
Things to look out for: nasty scientists, OAP pregnency, difficult decisions,
Cast: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Jack Gilford, Maureen Stapleton, Elaine Stritch, Jessics Tandy, Gwen Verdon, Herta Ware, Steve Guttenburg, Courtney Cox, Tahnee Welch
Rating: not as strong as the first but worth watching, recommended
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