The Scanners II Cameron Vale/Kim Obrist cop out...
Overall, i think Scanners II: The New Order was pretty good sequel, though i didn't think it was as good as the first, though some people do and some even like it more. Personally i think the storyline is pretty good, the special effects are good, and though i would've rather had Cameron Vale and Kim Obrist continue as the leads, it was still pretty cool to have their son (mostly) and daughter as the focus.
I don't know what the reason for the absence of Vale and Obrist in Scanners II is; whether Michael Ironside and/or Jennifer O'Neill just weren't interested in returning or they were busy or maybe the writers never had any intention of including Vale and Obrist in the movie to begin with or whatever. But does anybody else feel like the plot point that Vale and Obrist had been killed was a total cop out?
I mean, Vale and Obrist's fate after the end events of Scanners certainly could've been handled differently and more pleasingly in Scanners II. The writers could've said that they went into hiding, they could've made small cameos or seeing as how Cameron was able to transfer his mind into another body, they could've had a new actor play Cameron and say he had transfered his mind out of Revok's body. Something better than they were killed because they didn't want to be used as weapons. That just seems pretty weak to me and a total cop out, especially seeing as how with Revok dead, Cameron is the most powerful scanner. You know what im saying?
Other than that disappointing/weak plot point, i think Scanners II: The New Order was a pretty good follow-up to Scanners.