Directed By: Tony Scott
Written By: Danilo Bach
This movie fits the formula for a good sequel to an extent, It’s a bigger version of the original but it’s not a better version. I like the story, I love the giant hot blonde enforcer chick, and I think it’s a good movie. I think Murphy was better in the first, and his performance is what fails to make this a better movie. I liked the Axel Foley from the first movie better. That Axel lived on the edge of poverty, he is different in the sequel. Not to mention how ridiculous and obvious he looks walking around L.A. wearing such a loud Lions jacket. He should have worn a hat that said “hey I’m that cop from Detroit!”
Judge Reinhold, Ronny Cox, and John Ashton all returned to their respective roles and played them well. I think Reinhold had a better role the second time around. Brigitte Nielsen is the giant hot blonde enforcer chick. I remember watching her as Red Sonja as a kid and think very fondly of her. There is also a good cameo from a really young Chris Rock and another from the ever annoying and occasionally funny Gilbert Godfrey. This movie is fun and it’s worth watching but it is nothing special.
I watched this movie, but I can still only remember bits and pieces, and I’m not quite sure what it is about. Sure, Eddie Murphy is hilarious as always, but honestly his laugh with make me laugh every time. The big blond chick that Ryan mentioned, is a perfect symbol of the 80s. Her silver earrings are out of control and honestly, it is about the only thing that I remember about this movie. I say see the first one and if you want to watch the second one, but if you miss it then it’s not a big deal. You aren’t really missing out on anything special.
NEXT MOVIE: Big Fish (2003)