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!
I know we have a lot of youngsters here on Letterboxd so I feel the need to brief them on some things that were big in the 80's.
Yo-Yos, Shouty Police Chiefs, Big Hair, A.I.D.S...
and Eddie Murphy!
Here we have a big and brash sequel directed by Tony Scott from the days before Mr Murphy became a fan of transexual prostitutes or had started ruining childrens films and was still at the peak of his powers!!
If you have seen the first one...this is pretty much identical but with everything turned up to 11!
With a strangely alluring Brigitte Nielsen, a very young Chris Rock and a 'not at all' terrible cameo from Hugh Heffner and his Playboy Bunnies!
I think Judge Reinhold watches this every night before he cries himself to sleep.
Watching this back-to-back with the first one really highlights how similar they are: Axel's friend gets shot, sneak off to Beverly Hills, con his way past security repeatedly, mysterious German businessman villain, thin mystery solved, shootout, credits. Scott's direction is a visual improvement, but it just feels like a rehash of the first movie. One positive was Axel spending more time teaming up with Taggart and Rosewood though.
There are certain films that we all love, and we will not here a bad word against them.
And this is mine. It's phenomenal. As good as the original, and with more of the best parts.
More free-wheelin' Eddie Murphy, and more Judge Reinhold. It is brilliantly enjoyable, and one of my personal favourites.
This was a much better sequel than I expected. Not as funny as the original, but a better directed, more story focused film than the original. Choosing between them is pointless; they're both great films.
The original Beverley Hills Cop is one of those films that remains a cult classic because of the fact that it's such a product of the time it was made. This quintessential eighties style is carried over to the sequel, made three years later. Beverly Hills Cop II sees Eddie Murphy return as wisecracking Detroit police officer Axel Foley and return to Beverly Hills to help avenge the attack of a friend and solve the case of ‘The Alphabet Killer’. While the sequel tones down some of the comedy, the action is upped to the max courtesy of director Tony Scott. Although panned by critics, in many ways Beverly Hills Cop II is superior to the original. The relationships and…
This script is NOT the reason to watch this film. If you love Tony Scott action (and orange filters) you might have a good time. If you love to laugh via Eddie Murphy and his schtick then this movie is golden. The Murphy element is so powerful here that you will easily overlook a script so ridiculous that it is almost completely incompetent. The mystery thast unfolds is absurd as clues present themselves in such a simple and amazingly obvious way. There is no challenge or threat to Axel Foley here, just situations to let Eddie Murphy turn on his charm and "schtick". I still like the firt film much better as a film, the laughs here though just pour out at a incredible pace. I truly miss this Eddie Murphy.
Slicker action courtesy of Tony Scott. The comedy is not so slick.
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Man, this was pretty good. Despise, the fake background poster I loved Beverly Hills Cop II. And there is some other issues...
With some movies, it doesn't make sense to me for them to make a sequel. Such as, The Hangover. And this film. I mean Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II, Beverly Hills Cop III, Beverly Hills Cop IIII? Man, that really pisses me off. Why? Because they probably all are really bad. Beverly Hills Cop was really good but then Beverly Hills Cop II was basically the same thing over again.
I know I will not being watching Beverly Hills Cop III or IIII. Waste of my precious time. I will probably watch this film again though because it was pretty funny. Have to hand Beverly Hills Cop II props for that one.
Director Tony Scott more or less remakes the original, only he ups the 80’s decadence, violence and materialism.
It's not nearly as funny as the first, but the action is as good, if not better. Also, it looks great. Tony Scott knew how to shoot a beautiful looking film in the 80's.
Még hozta az első báját, de már túlzásokkal.
Not as good as the first, but still great!
And... Eddie still got DAT laugh.
3 years after the global success of Axel Foley's comedy cop adventure, Eddie Murphy returns for more of the same winning formula.
This time with the criminals taking down one of the Beverly Hills Police Cheif, Bogomil (Ronny Cox) and leaving him near death after an attempt to stop a robbery, Foley reutrns to help his colleagues to track down the criminals before they strike again.
The bad guys here are played with great evil delight by the wonderful Jurgen Prochnow and the curvaceous Brigitte Nielson who has killer legs always on show as well as her killer aim.
Expect much more of the same laughs and action as before as Foley, Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and Taggart (John Ashton) still lock horns as they mix differently police methods to get the job done.
Great action, great laughs and a worthy sequel.
Really knew how to
Shoot some great volleyball scenes
The Godfather 2 of 80's action films.
Remember when Eddie Murphy wasn't just the voice of a talking donkey? When he was actually good?
And what the hell happened to Judge Reinhold? The man's a legend. He should've had a spin-off TV series.