FUTURE COP II; TRANCERS II: THE RETURN OF JACK DETH
The later sequels became silly, sending Deth into fantasy worlds and the like, but this proves a modest and competent enough effort. It has a plot that is initially so burdened with exposition that it becomes almost impossible to follow. Nevertheless, the middle of the film sets up an intriguing temporal dilemma with Deth reunited with his dead wife and the knowledge that to send her back to their own time will be to send her back to face her death, which is conducted a degree of bathos that the first film never achieved. The rest is standard B-budget science-fiction escapades that generally follow in the footsteps of the first film.
Tim Thomerson gives another highly amusing performance as Jack Deth. He is capably supported by Helen Hunt (who must surely regard the Trancers films as an embarrassment now that she has graduated to Academy and Emmy Award-winning actress) and Megan Ward, a worthwhile actress surely due more recognition, who was a find of the Bands in films like this, Crash and Burn (1990) and Arcade (1994).
The subsequent Trancers films were: Trancers III: Deth Lives (1992), Trancers 4: Jack of Swords (1994), Trancers 5: Sudden Deth (1995) and Trancers 6 (2002).