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Copyright 1989 Troma Team
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • The Toxic Avenger - New Jersey's premiere superhero, he's having some serious personal problems these days.
  • Claire - Toxie's main squeeze, despite being blind her eyes have an annoying habit of focusing on everybody.
  • Masami - Japanese girl who befriends the down and out superhero.
  • Dad and Mom - Toxie's that is, these people should be living in Florida.
  • The Bad Girls - Evil tramps employed by the Apocalypse Corporation. Trounced by Toxie.
  • Big Mac - Evil sumo wrestler who Toxie mistakes for his father. Crunched.
  • Fish Boy - I don't know what else to call him, it's this guy with a fish for a head who briefly fights with Toxic. Carved into sushi.
  • The Chairman - Of Apocalypse that is, an evil man who wishes to rule Tromaville.
  • Horde of Thugs, Ninja, etc - Fodder.

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The Plot: 

Big fans of the original Toxic Avenger waited four years for this one, I'm pretty sure they were mad. (My first viewing of this was about ten minutes after seeing the first one.) My hypothesis is thus: Lloyd Kaufman wanted to visit Japan, so he wrote a movie in which his biggest cash cow goes there. Presto, instant vacation! I'm scratching my head to figure out how this flick ended up being so bad. Somehow the girls are uglier, the gore is poorly done, and listening to Toxie's narration throughout the film is usually annoying. He sounds like a pimply college student by the way. All this on a larger budget. Tromaville is a happy place since our hero cleaned up the criminals, but he's not happy. Morose and feeling a lack of purpose the Toxic Avenger really wants to meet his father. The Apocalypse Corporation wants to take over the town, so they send him on a wild goose chase to Japan. "Your dad lives in Japan! Yeah!" Once there the monster befriends Masami, she eventually leads him to Big Mac, the head dude for Apocalypse in Tokyo. He's also masquerading as the missing father, the "Tromatons" (Toxie's special cells which cause him to destroy evil.) kick in and fake dad gets mushed, but not before poisoning Toxie with "AntiTromatons." Kind sumo wrestlers nurture him back to health so he might return home and stop Apocalypse. While there are some interesting sight gags, Sgt Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. did the Japanese parody much better, predominately I was bored or outright annoyed while watching this movie.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Grandma should not shake her booty.
  • Blind people are really good at croquet.
  • Your head is mounted on a ball joint.
  • Never underestimate a midget armed with a hammer.
  • Tokyo looks a lot like Paris?
  • Fat guys make some darn tasty ramen.
  • Sequels can be worse than bad, they can SUCK.
  • Two fish and a rope = nunchuks.
  • Echinoderms make excellent throwing stars.
  • Companies like to brand people.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 4 mins - Hmmm, Claire got old...
  • 14 mins - The headless guys are dancing? This is a little too stupid.
  • 38 mins - I'm getting annoyed and bored.
  • 45 mins - Obviously her real voice...
  • 61 mins - A swordfish! Get it? Hehe? Oh come on, I need something to laugh at.
  • 79 mins - I guess kneeing a woman in the crotch does work.
  • 87 mins - Suddenly the cars go from being on a road to some deserted parking lot...

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

Green Music Note toxicavengerii1.wav Bad Girl: "Everybody knows that if you want something to work you buy a Japanese product!"
Green Music Note toxicavengerii2.wav Claire: "Melvin! Must you always smother my cooking in Drano before you even taste it?"
Green Music Note toxicavengerii3.wav Toxie: "So, every time I sense evil, these Tromatons inside me force me to destroy it."
Green Music Note toxicavengerii4.wav Toxie: "And before I could say Sigmund Freud, my father put on this...this diaper! To see my own father in a diaper - whoa!"
Green Music NoteTheme Song Listen to a clip from the soundtrack.

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Video Cliptoxicavengerii1.mpg - 1.8m
The EPA might love this superhero, but what about the embassy? Toxie was strolling along with his girlfriend (through downtown "Japan" I guess) when a stereotypical gang of ruffians attacked.

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Reply #1. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM by Jeff
Pay no attention to the negative reviews...This is a superior Troma movie.

Our history teacher left us alone for part of the day with a documentary about Japan...Since she was gone and I had Toxie II in my bag...I popped it into the VCR....Everyone loved it...Unfortunately, our teacher came back...And during a Japanese breast scene...My tape was confiscated forever...
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Reply #2. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Deathsheep
Man...I totally like this movie.
When Claire signs that postal dude's head...that is
about the funniest scene ever in a Troma movie.
Plus there are fine Japanese tits.
Me like this movie.
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Reply #3. Posted on February 25, 2003, 04:26:59 AM by Krakker Jakk
I learned something from this film as well; the more a blind girl hangs around a superhero, the dumber she because.  Claire/Sara went from being blind to being blind and retarded...
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Reply #4. Posted on January 01, 2002, 03:48:38 PM by The Necrofile-Crocodile:Leonard D. Loftin
Blood, blood, blood............urgh. But the headless dancers, and the scene with the Japanese transvestite are definetly worth watching.
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Reply #5. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by John Leonard
If it's supposed to take place in NJ why was it filmed all over Westchester County New York particularly in Croton-on-Hudson
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Reply #6. Posted on April 06, 2003, 03:06:52 PM by Person
The cut version is lame and has hardly any gore, while the uncut version rules. Nothing beats the original, though.
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Reply #7. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Jacob
While nowhere near as great as the is still undeniably funny and moronic as only Troma can do it. Afterall thats what they pride their films on...stupid and pointless..although Sara/Claire (whatever) was much more attractive in part 1 and this one she's just 80's trash airhead and irratating..
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Reply #8. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by I luv dolma
PART ONE RULES! But the sequel (even though it had its moments) was a major disappointment. I understand that the film makers shot 4-6 hours of footage and edited down to two sequels, but its a shame that such as good film was ruined by its sequels like this.

Can anyone explain to me why the heck did they change Sara's name to Claire? Was there any point? The main reason why I disliked it the film from the start was because they got new actors and actresses to play the parts of the same characters. They even got 2 (that's right, 2) different guys to play The Toxic Avenger!
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