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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…
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.
Accidentally watched this because I wasn't paying attention and thought it was the first one.
I enjoyed this just as much as the first one i do think its way funnier then the first
not going to say much because im sure everythings been said before
Tony Scott's enormous influence on American filmmaking can still be felt today.
Beverly Hills Cop II has more action, but it's less funny. A step down from the first movie, that mixed action and humor perfectly.
Beverly Hills Cop II lacks the charm and humor of the first movie, relying instead on Eddie Murphy's constant babbling and heckling for laughs. Well written dialogue is instead replaced by Foley bsing his way into clubs and his two companies arguing about their personal lives.
Thankfully, the film picks up significantly in the second half, and we are treated to a climatic car chase and shootout that put us squarely in the realm of 80's action territory Wet expect going in,, complete with cement truck and rocket launchers. It isn't quite enough to redeem a mediocre first half, but it comes close.
Por debajo del nivel de la primera, pero entretenida y divertida.
La saga continua con una de sus mejores entregas. Murphy vuelve a encarnar a Foley, siendo tan genial como siempre, pero es que ahora además sus compañeros de vivencias toman mayor control de las escenas y podemos ver momentos realmente divertidos con el trío de policias.
Se nota que Tony Scott entró en la dirección ya solo por su fotografía y sus escenas de acción, aunque si es cierto que el final no es tan épico como el de la primera parte.
Otro gran clásico ochentero.
My favourite of the three, it has more enjoyable action, a funnier script, better shots of Beverly Hills and a slightly more interesting plot. Judge Reinhold, who seems to have an obsession with guns in this film improves the most out of all the characters, throw in some references to other films and this film is a hoot.
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.
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