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Bet you all thought I had forgotten about this series: Scanner Cop

It’s been a while since I’ve done this series. Not for any particular reason, but more because Lovefilm have been sending me excellent stuff, and I was a bit burnt out on lousy DTV sequels. Nevertheless, I did have it sitting on the PS3 hard drive, and with Mrs. Jarv out, I thought I’d watch it to catch up. Was this a good idea? Well, to be honest, I’m not sure. In a way I can see the logic of moving Scanners down this line, as there was an element of police work involved in the first two, even though the Scanner himself was not specifically Law Enforcement. Scanner Force, on the other hand, was just completely and utterly bugnuts, so any reference to the police or law enforcement went right out of the window (along with Santa). This time round, the series makes absolutely no bones about it- he’s a Scanner and also a cop. So, does it work and is the film any good?

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Head Popping Fun- Scanners 3- The Takeover

I’m not sure that I like the US title of this. I mean “The Takeover” is pretty literal really, given that much of the action in the film follows an evil Scanner “taking over” her adopted father’s business. Mind you, having said that, The UK Title (Scanner Force) is just fucking ridiculous. Nevertheless, putting title whinges behind me, this is part 3 of the Scanners series. Read More…

You’ll need more than Nurofen: Scanners 2- The New Order

When this series was suggested to me after the completely misguided foray into rural America that was Children of the Corn, I do have to say that I jumped at it. I’ve already reviewed the outstanding original here, and gave it a deserved high rating, and I quite liked part 3 when I first saw it. Therefore, I reasoned that being as 4 and 5 are “SCANNER COP” which is an awesome idea for schlock, the only one that could possibly suck balls would be number 2, and that’s pretty easy to get over.

Well, call me Nostradamus, because Scanners 2: The New Order, does unsurprisingly suck balls.  Read More…