Critters 2 is an Accidental Genderfluid Fable

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I’m not sure anyone’s ever accused Critters 2 of being deep. The 1988 schlock-fest is a puppet-driven sequel to 1986’s Critters — a silly b-movie that managed to make a bit more than four times its budget and spawn several sequels. When your whole budget consists of puppets and enough explosives to thoroughly explode mockups of Midwestern towns, it’s hard to go wrong.