He eventually finds out what he is, a so called 'Scanner', people who have practically endless mental capability, he is hired by a cop to find someone planting a drug into milk. (This sounds awful I know, it's quite strange actually as this was the better film of the 2 sequels but the worse plot).
David then obviously comes across the bad guy, who tries to kill him mere minutes after meeting but is calmed down by ephemerol. Ephemerol is a drug that was originally created by Scanners to calm their minds and stop the pain that is caused by scanning.
As per usual cops turn out to be crooked and one of them who hired David wants him to scan the Mayor and control her.
David disagrees and then Drak, the bad guy comes.
That's when the fun starts......
(But I aren't spoiling any more for you, except that Vale and Kim from the first film were the biological parents of him!!!...)
Unfortunately there isn't much more to say, the acting isn't the best but its a far cry from rubbish.
The effects are the typical late 80's effects we all know and for some reason love, it's basically an average film all round.
Also unfortunate is that the Blu-Ray is quite bare bones. There are no extras whatsoever. I don't know why, maybe they couldn't get anything, maybe they didn't think it worth getting extras. At least we have some nice ones on the first film.
With Second Sight's Blu-Ray, it looks more incredible than ever but the same thing kind of cramps the film just like the first.
The beauty shines through in 1080 HD but this just shows the make up for exactly that, make up.
The sound however is perfect again.
In all, 'Scanners 2' deserves a 6/10.
It's obvious that Second Sight decided to take the third film to Blu-Ray purely to satisfy the fans of the trilogy.
Scanners 3 is a terrible movie.
After a promising start with Alex, a young scanner who has only let his close friend know of his powers. At a party his friend points out that some of the party goers don't believe in the legend of the Scanner so Alex is goaded into using his power, which ends up accidentally killing said close friend.
Alex goes on a soul finding journey leaving his sister and father back at home.
His sister Helena suffers from tremendous headaches and pain thanks to being a scanner and is hoping for something new to calm her power down. When her father tells her about Ephemerol 3, a new drug he has created she ends up using it and well, it sends her mental, she becomes a megalomaniac and tries taking over the world.
What's ridiculous here is how quickly it all escalates into what it does.
(The overall plot was actually quite a decent plot, for some reason on screen though it came across as if a child had written it)
It tries, it really does. It fails. Miserably.
It incorporates so much other science fiction films and Cronenberg films, including the wonderful 'Videodrome'.
Somehow like I said though it just fails to be good and comes across as a horrible science fiction amalgamation of cliched sci fi and the brown stuff you might find in the middle of the path you accidentally walk in and don't realise until you're back home and have smeared it on the floor.
The acting was sub par, from the main guy Alex and from the main girl Helena. When I say sub par, what I mean is a train wreck of awfulness. There was only one man in the film who could actually act and that was the father played by Colin Fox who has been in many different cinematic films and tv films ranging from 'The Dead Zone' to 'Hitchcock Presents' and more.
His acting wasn't enough to save the movie however as he was killed off rather early.
Again it has the same troubles as the previous movies, it's that clear in 1080 HD that everything looks fake. Dummies are rather obvious and make up just looks silly.
Sound once again perfect, Second Sight seem to like to do a good re-master on their films.
The one thing that could have saved this was extras, but like the second film is bare bones. No extras at all.
In all, I wouldn't recommend watching this film.
But still worth the purchase for the trilogy.