Everyone has at least one film they like that everyone else seems to hate. Maybe they didn't get it. Maybe…
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,…
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.
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.
Listen, there are a thousand terrible things about this movie, but by far the most egregious is the complete lack of Paul Reiser.
Its pretty much the same story and beats as the first 2 just some little change ups and way less funny. the only reason im giving it the rating i did was because serge his whole thing was hilarious but skip this one and just watch the first 2
Still my favourite of the series, closely in front of the first one.
The humour and action is constant, contains good characters and a cool setting.
The Ferris wheel scene remains one of my top most searched videos on YouTube. It's so stupid yet so entertaining.
It's the third and still good addition to the Beverly Hills Cop series. This one has great scenes at an amusement park and follows the same line of Beverly Hills Cop II: it's more an action movie than a comedy.
The first 20 minutes are quite boring, but when the action moves to the Wonder World Park, clearly shot at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, the film improves.
Director John Landis did a better job with this franchise than Tony Scott in the second movie. As usual in most of Landis films, several well-known directors make cameos in the picture, including George Lucas as a visitor in the park early in the movie.
The BEVERLY HILLS COP trilogy can be best summed up the same way as the ROBOCOP trilogy. An excellent first film, a decent yet flawed second film, and a forgettable third film.
I would gladly take the celebrity cameos and dragging Eddie Murphy improv of the second film over this entry, which replaces witty dialogue and intense action with dumb sight gags and wildly unrealistic action set pieces. The film feels neutered despite the F-bombs and a few squibs, as the whole joke seems to be that the movie is set at a Disneyland spoof.
Probably the weakest in the series yet the amusement park setting means I enjoy it greatly.
Clumsy and unfunny
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.
I'm pretty sure I forgot a dozen titles and don't ask why some films count and others don't (also the…