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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.
Follow up to Beverly Hills Cop, this action comedy film builds on the solid formula of the first film, and adds much more to the plot, and in many ways it’s better than the first film. Eddie Murphy returns as Axel Foley. He does a great job here, and the script is well layered with plenty of twists and turns to make things interesting. The film is directed by action director Tony Scott, and he brings a certain kinetic energy to this sequel that was somewhat absent in the original. In other words, the film adds much more interesting elements that makes this an interesting, entertaining and well crafted film that will grab your attention from start to finish. The…
Boring retread of the first film, which has some neat music, and precisely 0 funny jokes.
Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogamil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it. - IMDb
There's not much here that is too dissimilar to Beverly Hills Cop. I'm going to assume the next instalment is much of the same. We'll see.
One of my favourite action-comedies. It's probably not as good as the first one, but it's still a whole lot of fun.
Even better then the first. A great cast with many from the first returning. More great laughs and action. Gave us one of the most 80s bits of music ever. And yes I know it was in the first one but I forgot to put that in my review of that one.
'My name is Johnny Wishbone'
As far as I'm concerned, Beverly Hills Cop and Beverly Hills Cop III can go take a flying leap. Beverly Hills Cop II is the jewel in this series' crown.
Sure the plot is a little flimsy, but one shouldn't expect a movie relying on Eddie Murphy to "Murph-it-up" to have a structurally-tight screenplay. This is about the '80s, and this movie is about as '80s as '80s action flicks can get - excluding Commando.
Aside from the always-fun dynamic between Murphy, Judge Reinhold and John Ashton, Brigitte Nielsen, Bond villain to a T, is the real star of this show. Stunning attire, designer shades, and cold as ice, Brigitte is a true showstopper. She could have easily been a white she-devil version of May Day.
It's not as horrible as everyone makes it out to be. Chris Rock will always be horrible though
I put about as much thought into this as the TEEN WOLF TOO producers did.
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