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Beverly Hills Cop II
The Heat's Back On!
Axel Foley is back and as funny as ever in this fast-paced sequel to the original smash hit. This time, the Detroit cop heads for the land of sunshine and palm trees to find out who shot police Captain Andrew Bogomil. Thanks to a couple of old friends, Axel's investigation uncovers a series of robberies masterminded by a heartless weapons kingpin, and the chase is on!
One of the most ego-driven, indifferently-produced films in the history of the medium and a stunning artifact of its time, both of which are indicated in its first few minutes by A) Brigitte Nielsen; B) a shot of Eddie Murphy in a Speedo with his production company credit directly over his dick, and C) Axel Foley being totally awesome driving a $67,000 Italian luxury sportscar through Detroit Motor City. Generally plotless, obnoxious with violence, frequently offensive, and packed with wildly stupid shtick absolutely nobody would fall for, it contains the foundational DNA of future masterpiece BAD BOYS II. I adore this movie.
Eddie Murphy's iconic Axel Foley returns to California in "Beverly Hills Cop II," a sequel that retains the entertaining spirit of the original and increases the style and action. The film is essentially a beat-for-comic-beat retread of its predecessor, but developing character arcs and the film's sense of fun keep things fresh.
Taking the reigns from the original film's director, Martin Brest, Tony Scott delivers a comedy with a slick visual polish, more sex appeal, and stronger action beats. The story finds Foley investigating another series of crimes in Beverly Hills, and, while the raucous laughter of the original is more subdued here, the sequel feels more substantial under Scott's control.
As with the first film, the caper at hand…
Loud over the top and straight up silly, sounds like a Eddie Murphy movie to me. This movie was directed by tony Scott and to be honest I am a bit shocked that he did this movie, because the camera is still.
Eddie Murphy (he doesn't look Irish at all by the way) has had a long career in movies. LB has him listed as starring in 58 productions (38 films) since his debut in 48 Hrs back in 1982, but how many of them have actually been any good? Everyone will have their own opinion of course but I reckon it's in single figures with Beverly Hills Cop and Trading Places leading the way. The voice work in the Shrek films aside his purple patch was back in the eighties and this second run out for his most iconic character Axel Foley again showed his comedic side in Tony Scott's decent action/comedy.
Eddie Murphy's first bow as foul-mouthed Detroit detective Axel…
Following the success of the first Beverly Hills Cop, a film that put Eddie Murphy on the map as one of the major cinematic comedy talents in Hollywood, the intention was to follow it up with a TV show carrying on the fish out of water investigations by smart mouthed Detroit cop Axel Foley, but Murphy swiftly put the kibosh on slumming it on the box; he also equally rejected ideas to set the sequel in London & Paris, not wanting to film outside the U.S., and interestingly enough in doing so retained the Beverly Hills setting that marks this trilogy out - had Axel been transplanted to Europe, no doubt making the sequel more of a culture clash piece akin…
Axel Foley: Are you driving with your eyes open? Or are you, like, using "the force".
Nothing special but watchable while it lasts, Beverly hills cop ii still has the likeable characters that made the first one so great even though it's repeating the same jokes.
Tony Scott or no Tony Scott, this labyrinthine, unfunny mess is nothing to write criminal calling cards onto carefully monogrammed envelopes that follow an alphabetical sequence home about.
It may not be on a par with the original, but this is a fun sequel that features Murphy still on top form. Judge Reinhold and John Ashton also return to lend support, as do Ronny Cox, Paul Reiser and Gil Hill. New faces to the series include Brigitte Nielsen, Jurgen Prochnow, Paul Guilfoyle, and Dean Stockwell. And there's another toe-tapping soundtrack by Harold Faltermeyer.
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Eddie...Eddie...Eddie what happened to you? You were so funny in the 80's. If you stopped doing drugs and have put out the movies of the 90's-today start taking drugs again. I don't care whatever it takes just do it! I loved this movie. I wasn't always crazy about Eddie Murphy's voice and laugh in this, but it definitely worked for the character. I thought this movie had everything...there were some really funny lines, a decent story and great action scenes. I thought Judge Reinhold was fantastic. I'm not a huge Paul Reiser fan, but I thought he even did a pretty good job in this movie as kind of the bumbling idiotic guy. I haven't watched III but I heard it's not great. I'm kind of scared that there's a 4 coming out.
Tony Scott did his thing with this movie. A really fun, slick 80s gem. RIP Tony Scott
A comparable follow up to the original Beverly Hills Cop, mostly in how Eddie Murphy raises this story with his presence. That same Axel Foley style of humor is here, with hilarious delivery from Murphy and that same fun rapport with Judge Reinhold and John Ashton. Yet, the biggest difference here really is that the plot isn't predictable so much as it is overly convoluted. So many villains and side characters that Axel bumps into, resulting in a scattershot film built mainly around action and comedic set pieces rather than any sort of decent story. That being said, Tony Scott affirms his talent for urban kinetic action he would come to be known for.
More dumb fun. Hardly fresh and original (esp in light of dozens of imitators) but more visually-stylish and refined than the original, less dated in some ways. Action and "mystery" as ho hum as the first, and Murphy let off the leash a little more indulgently, but the dialogue (some improvised) is a delight, and the Rosewood character never more endearing. Shakedown...Breakdown...you're busted!
Possibly better than the first movie. So much fun.
Narratively its about as interesting as two-part television crime procedural, nothing special but shot well and attention grabbing but as a comedy its merely content to play off Eddie Murphy’s apparent charm, existing as a vehicle for a particularly indistinct and unfunny brand of humour which mostly consists of fast-talking, imitations and pointlessly laughing at things. So many moments throughout are nothing but references that feel like lazy retreads of the first film but worst of all is a casual but irritating misogynist streak that crops up more than half a dozen times throughout.
Shots, arms and a great dane.
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