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Beverly Hills Cop III
In for the ride of his life!
Detroit cop Axel Foley is back in sunny Southern California in the third installment of the comedic fish-out-of-water Beverly Hills Cop series. On the trail of two murderers, Axel again teams up with Los Angeles cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring -- and it's run by the same gang that shot Billy's boss.
According to John Landis, who re-teamed with Eddie Murphy in directing Beverly Hills Cop 3, most people on the picture knew the script was weak but he was convinced that with Murphy on form as displaced, maverick Detroit cop Axel Foley, they would make it funny by default, as he believed had been the case with the first, well loved movie a decade earlier. What he was surprised to find, on filming, was Murphy keen to dodge almost every opportunity to be funny, bring out the smart mouth of Axel, with Murphy claiming age had matured the character to the point he wouldn't pull the same kind of tricks. Co-star Bronson Pinchot, who appears as the ultra camp Serge after…
While it lacks the sparkle and entertainment value of the first two chapters in the series, "Beverly Hills Cop III" is a watchable, sometimes pleasing follow-up. The three-quel needlessly shrugs off the formula that made the prior two films so effective, but it is an undeniable pleasure to see Eddie Murphy's Axel Foley in action once again.
John Landis takes over the franchise in an action/comedy that finds Murphy's Foley returning to California to investigate another crime. The plot, here, involves a theme park and crooked security agents. The narrative is not too involving, but it does its job. There are shoot-outs and laughs, but nothing ever crackles like it did in the first films.
This third chapter also finds…
WARNING: What you are about to read is a huge mess. My brain melted a little bit with this one and I'm in the process of putting it back together.
This was not a planned viewing. Let's get that right out of the way immediately. My last two reviews kind of wore me out and I needed something mindless and silly for the interim. My relationship with the Beverly Hills Cop franchise goes like this: The first film is one of my favorite movies. It was a total surprise- an instant favorite straight out of the blue. It was also the first movie that helped me discover my inexplainable love for 80's Eddie Murphy films. The second film wasn't great,…
Todd: Axel, you on a coffee break? Go get that son of a bitch.
Beverly hills cop probably should have ended after the first, this franchise keeps using the same jokes, same plot and even though the characters are good there always the same, the franchise won't even change it up a bit, even though Eddie Murphy is great the film's just a repeat of the last two predecessors.
Just as narratively useless as Tony Scott's COP II but wildly understylized in comparison, this is so demonstrably a John Landis picture. Economically photographed, casual, packed with pointless cameos and vaudeville-level gags, steeped in nostalgic showbiz arcana, and completely self-aware. What it isn't is even remotely exciting. The aforementioned economy would have been completely alien to the action genre by 1994, and so this is the least visceral cop movie imaginable. What's more it almost completely lacks Axel Foley shtick, which is pretty much the only thing you're here to see. I'd be willing to bet that that this made it through the system at all only due to sheer laziness and contractual obligation on the part of all involved, but on the other hand that seems to negate its intrinsic weirdness.
Over the Top Cop III: The One with the Rejected Scooby-Doo Plot, Featuring a Random George Lucas Cameo and Two Assholes from The X-Files.
Me parece que alguien no ha sabido entender la saga. Con el nivel de las otras dos, esta es un poco inaceptable. Que conste que hay algunos momentos puramente Landianos que funcionan guay, ojalá hubiese tirado por ahí la película.
Detroit Police Captain: Axel, you on a coffee break? Go get that son-of-a-bitch!
*dies in Axel's arms*
If you're wondering, yes, that is the moment this film starts to go downhill — downhill hard.
To be fair, I suppose I should admit it's really hard for me to dislike a Beverly Hills Cop film — every time that theme song comes up, I start grinning like an idiot — but wow… the epic gap in quality between this film and its two predecessors is just mindboggling. That said, it is fun at times; just don't go into it expecting anything close to greatness.
Except Uncle Dave. He is pretty great.
The third part of this series didn't disappoint! There's action from the opening scene. The whole theme park setting worked nicely in this film. Overall, parts 1 and 2 are a little bit better but not by much. This is still a very good movie!
Beverly Hills Cop III is something of a disappointment. It starts with Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley doing undercover work at a chop shop when his boss is killed. He decides yet again to return to Beverly Hills to avenge his boss’ killer. It turns out that the killers are involved in a money laundering scheme at Wonderworld, a theme park in Beverly Hills. He reunites with Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold), who has been promoted to a larger position in this movie. At this point in the series, it seemed that these movies are running out of steam. The comedy is definitely lacking here. Even as a kid, I knew something was missing. I loved the action scenes but it…
#115 BEVERLY HILLS COP III - Definitely the weakest of the series, but still pretty entertaining #DLMChallenge #366Movies #366Days
Axel Foley and an amusement park. Hard to believe this didn't work...Writers need to stop sniffing airplane glue while trying to work.