Django Strikes Again (1987) / Western
MPAA Rated: Not rated
Running Time: 88 min.
Cast: Franco Nero, Christopher Connelly, Licia Lee Lyon, Donald Pleasance
Director: Ted Archer
Screenplay: Franco Reggiani, Nello Rossati
Review published October 8, 1999
World famous gunslinger Django has returned 20 years later after he has become a monk and absolved himself of his past life of violence. He finds himself putting down his Bible and taking up his machine gun once again when his daughter is kidnapped by a Hungarian slave ring who are running a silver mine.
Hungarians?!? It only goes to show how completely inept the makers of this travesty were in conceiving this horribly dull and ridiculous return for Franco Nero in his most famous role. If only the movie were at least terrible in a funny way (a la DOLEMITE) one could reasonable have a good time poking fun at it, but unfortunately it is so tedious the only solace to be gained is by turning it off completely. This movie owes far more to RAMBO than to spaghetti westerns, as we watch Django and his big gun infiltrate the slave mines and rescue all the workers. Definitely a complete waste of time. At least it wasn't a waste of talent, since there isn't a lick of it by anyone producing this unfortunate and needless sequel. Hopefully the only thing residing in Django's coffin will be Django so we won't have the possibility of another sequel.
©1999 Vince Leo