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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.
Eddie Murphy infamously insisted that huge chunks of Axel Foley's comic business be cut out of the script, because he was in one of his "tired of being funny" phases and wanted to be an action star. This is usually (and understandably) thought of as a disaster, but crazily enough I think that despite his questionable motives Eddie's instincts were mostly right in this case, and the result is an action franchise star that has actually seemed to mature with age, a realistic touch that nicely offsets the cartoonish insanity of the story.
One would think John Landis would have mellowed following his accidentally getting Vic Morrow decapitated, but this movie is like Sticky Fingers to Twilight Zone: The Movie's…
I'm nearing the conclusion of the Eddie Murphy series and I'm getting into the dregs. I always remember Beverly Hills Cop 3 being an embarrassment to the series. The comedy is way too broad and the only guys that came back, apart from Eddie, were Judge Reinhold and Bronson Pinchot. Plus the bad guy is terrible. Just skip this and leave the memories alone.
Yeah, this movie has a ton of flaws. What made the first two fun was Axel Foley's clever and witty character. That's completely removed here. It's terrible.
The plot itself is ok, but kinda forgettable and doesn't make a ton of sense. I liked that it took place in amusement park, but that's about it.
Speaking of the amusement park, I felt they did such a good job of making it feel real. Sure, they filmed at an actual park, but I mean the mascots and the music and everything just felt like it could be real in a way I don't normally see.
Also, I really liked the musical score. But that's about it.
Posiblemente la mejor de las tres, la más entretenida a la par que equilibrada. Eddie Murphy protagoniza pero no pretende lucirse tanto como en las anteriores, y se agradece
Get the fuck outta here! Beverly Hills Cop III was almost as funny as the two first. We needed Taggart and it was more a Foley film than a buddy cop film, but it had many good jokes and an amazing stunt at Wonderland (if you have seen the film, you know what I'm talking about)
Jeez, these films keep getting worse. Part III is terrible. And I hate to say that 'cause John Landis is one of my favorite directors. But this film feels so standard, like no one really wanted to do this film. Yeah, the theme park is nice but man, it just never gets exciting or funny like it was in the first film. It was snorefest galore.
I was really hoping that the final fight between Foley and Dewald in the dinosaur ride would end with Dewald being impaled on a Stegosaur spike. Can't have everything! Just be thankful you're in the hands of John Landis. Also, why's Theresa Randle so horny in this movie?
I saw this in the new arrivals on Hulu, and thought to myself, why haven't I seen Beverly Hills Cop III before? I quickly found out why.
Wow, this is such a sad movie to watch. Not simply because it isn't funny and really just doesn't make a whole heck of a lot of sense. But, Eddie Murphy used to be so cool like he was THE comedian of the 80s. And to see him flounder around in this tripe makes me want to cry.
Enjoyable no-brainer but falls way short of the first one, although it isn't as shit as its reputation.
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