Class of Nuke ‘Em High 2 is well… not very good and even saying that is kind. However as terrible as the nuke ’em Subhumanoid Meltdown might be – I still want to bring up the topic as I continue with my Troma classic articles. Last week I posted about the epic original Class of Nuke ‘Em High 1986 which simply rocked in every aspect it was one of the best Troma movies ever made.
The film’s summary is ridiculous and sets a premise which would have been AWESOME as a follow-up however they went way off course with this one, think Toxic Avenger Part 3 and 4.
As an attempt to atone for the events of the first film, in Class of Nuke ‘Em High 2 Tromaville’s nuclear reactor has been rebuilt, and the Nukamama Corporation that sponsored it has incorporated a new college, the Tromaville Institute of Technology (T.I.T. ), into the design. Professor Holt, who has produced a race of ‘Sub-humanoids’; living creatures without emotions, who have been manufactured and taught to perform menial duties, is housed inside the nuclear power station. Roger Smith, a school reporter, falls in love with Victoria, a gorgeous subhumanoid. The organisms, on the other hand, show a proclivity towards sudden meltdown. Roger is now resolved to save Victoria from her dreadful destiny, but he’ll have to first defeat Tromie, the enormous mutant squirrel who assaults Tromaville tech in the finale.
It should be noted that the Mad Scientist ‘Professor Melvina Holt‘ played by Lisa Gaye from the Nuka Mama facility is stunning, and perhaps the only real joy to watch in Class of Nuke ‘Em High 2. May you rest in peace Ms. Gaye.
Along with sub-humanoids having mouths in their stomach and globalization being the subject throughout the film it really could have been much more, but in all reality this may be a classic for some viewers. Just not for most, including me.
If you did not get a chance to see this film, then you really did not miss anything other than continuity between this part and part three of the Class of Nuke ‘Em High original series. However it may be right up your alley let us know what you think about Class of Nuke ‘Em High 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown if you have seen it in the comments below or send us a tweet!
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