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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.
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,…
Not really a bad film, but not really a good one either. The best description I can muster is; it started, it played out and it ended.
It was like an old friend calling round, but he's not in the mood to tell you his usual amusing anecdotes and when you offer him a cup of tea, he says he doesn't like to cause a fuss and leaves.
Without any merit, laugh free...soul less. Dated far more than the other 2 despite coming out years later!
This time I think it's Eddie Murphy who watches it every night before he cries himself to sleep.
Beverly Hills Cop 3 is in no way a bad movie, just a very average one. The ramped up slapstick coupled with John Landis' unique take on action comedy does this faltered franchise absolutely no favours.
The lack of John Ashton and Ronnie Cox is at the severe detriment to this derided threequel and Nile Roger's godawful take on Harold Faltermeyer's classic score makes this movie painful to watch at times. Add to that a bland love interest and villains straight out of the Lethal Weapon 3 school of averageness, Beverly Hills Cop 3 is by far the weakest entry in the series. It could've been a damn sight better but by Eddie Murphy's current standard it could've been a…
It's gonna be so depressing if Brett Ratner makes a better Beverly Hills Cop than John Landis but it's hard to imagine how he could do any worse.
Skøn og sprælsk Eddie Murphy-action-komedie! Jeg har endnu ikke set de to foregående film, så jeg bedømmer denne helt uafhængig af de andre. Den er morsom og spændende, og så er den ikke mere vild, end at den også sagtens kan fungere som familiefilm med selv mindre børn. Murphy er god, og filmen kan nok stadig fungere i dag. En seværdig 90'er komedie.
A solid end to a solid cop-action and a little comedic trilogy.
Despised by critics and fans alike, Beverly Hills Cop 3 returns us to Axel Foley's world nearly a decade after the second film. I'm not sure what there is to say other than I absolutely love this film.
I have difficulty understanding its unfavorable reputation. A few of the set pieces are more grandiose and unbelievable. Any character that isn't Axel Foley is basically a stereotype. And the plot is a thinly disguised rehash of earlier entries in the franchise. But this is all expected when you reach the third entry in a comedy action series isn't it?
Directed by the mighty John Hughes, the film breezes by. The villain is appropriately villainous. The setting in a Disney like theme…
I've spoken at grat length in my film reviews about the disappointing nature of threequels. Most of the time the disappointment comes from the first film or two films being really good and the third one falling short - but with Beverly Hills Cop the bar wasn't all that high to begin with. Nonetheless, Beverly Hills Cop III is the weakest instalment in the trilogy, with both John Landis and Eddie Murphy on autopilot and neither really wanting to be there.
As a film enthusiast, you're always looking to find the best in any given film. If a film is not great, you praise the bits that are good. If none of it is good, you argue that it's not…
Disappointing sequel to the disappointing sequel to the 80's classic...
I get the sense Eddie Murphy's heart was never in this. It's like he's trying to play it too serious because whenever we see a hint of funny, he stops himself in his tracks. I understand that people might mellow with age, but nobody wants to see a mellow 'Axel Foley'.
On top of this there is an uneven and alarming mix of comedy and violence, as its trying to make you laugh one second, then killing people the next. If any movies could be accused of glorifying violence and making it look harmless, its these types of "entertainment" where they wink at you while massacring people at the same…
rubbish. from great thriller to dull comedy.
Most of the cast does not return for the final entry in the franchise, a choice which was probably wise. This movie gives up any notion that our hero isn't a superhuman of some kind, having him perform James Bond level stunts. It also papers its plot over a flimsy parody of Disney, which could have been brilliant, but was never exploited in any meaningful way.
BEVERLY HILLS COP 3 is worse than you remember.
It would've been much better as a non-Beverly Hills Cop film.
Instead, just make it an action thriller about counterfeiting.
And it also could've been a biting satire of the amusement park industry itself (Disney).
They make a lot of bad choices for the sake of bad jokes that don't pay off.
There are plot machinations that are introduced but then just tossed away when something else is required.
And as much as I love some of Landis' films, I think he was completely the wrong choice for this film.
The tone is off & the characters feel uncomfortable.
I enjoyed bits and pieces of it - but I'm not sure why…
This film fairly catches up with story and all in vain.
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