J.R. Taylor
April 12, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The futuristic horse opera Backlash: Oblivion 2, though padded with a lengthy title sequence and a seven-minute flashback to the direct-to-video original, still crams in plenty of action, as the evil Lash (Musetta Vander) hooks up with the even-more-evil twin (Andrew Divoff) of her dead reptilian lover. The movie piles on the in-jokes (like Star Trek‘s George Takei flashing the Vulcan greeting) and finds interesting uses for Julie Newmar and Isaac Hayes. But the film-nerd fun includes unnecessary sex, keeping this franchise from serving its rightful purpose as a great kids’ series.

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