Time travel story about a stealth bomber that is sent back into
time to 1943 where it falls into the hands of the Nazis. They
immediately use it to win WWII and turn the USA into a bleak
industrial outpost for their Third Reich. It is up to the film's
hero (who seems to be immune to altered time lines because of his
unique DNA - a handy plot device to explain away many of the
paradoxes that time travel stories throw up) to restore things
back to normal . . .
travel stories can be confusing at best once one applies logic to
it afterwards, but much of Philadelphia
Experiment 2 is
confusing while watching it. There's just too many plot holes and
unexplained events for comfort - starting with the Nazis who are
such incredibly poor shots! The film discards many good ideas as
it goes along.
Its vision of an America under Nazi rule owes more
to George Orwell's Nineteen
Eighty-Four than what
would have been necessarily the case. (Though in essence there
was little difference between Stalinist Russia and Hitler's
Germany. For starters both shared a horrible taste in
architecture and hatred towards Jews. . .) In fact, this
totalitarian America is one we saw echoed in many recent sci-fi
movies - Escape
from LA, Barb Wire and Fortress to
mention only a few. Some originality wasn't unasked for you know . . .
ultimately Philadelphia Experiment 2 is an instantly
forgettable affair, much like its prequel -
probably another reason why one would have a difficult time
keeping track of things: this film demands that one vaguely
remember events from the first film. A feat I'm afraid that I'm
unable to achieve . . .