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Police Academy 3: Back in Training
Run for cover!
When police funding is cut, the Governor announces he must close one of the academies. To make it fair, the two police academies must compete against each other to stay in operation. Mauser persuades two officers in Lassard's academy to better his odds, but things don't quite turn out as expected...
After the slight disappointment of the second instalment, I moved swiftly on to 'Back in Training'. One thing that's clear from the offset that this feels move like a proper 'Police Academy' sequels than 'Their First Assignment' ever did, even the opening sequence goes as far as mirroring the opening shots from the first, albeit a few minor twists.
'Back in Training' has more of a maternal premise that seems the logical step forward in telling these characters stories, its the inmates chance of running the asylum. Mahoney, Hightower, Jones and Hooks all return, but this time they are joined by members from the second entry, mainly Zed and Mauser. The story has an almost summer camp feel, the two…
Haha! It's so dumb it's fun!
So, they fixed the problems with the second film - by sending the misfits back to the Academy to help the Commandant "save his school" - in the classic 80's trope where there's two of something - one of which is extra snooty and the other is a bunch of misfits - and there's a competition to see which one goes...
You can interchange the Police Academy with a country club, a fraternity house, a ski school, a bikini car wash - and you've got yourself a 80's film! It's classic but it makes no sense - not that sense has anything to do with these films...
They also fixed the screen time for…
Police academy movies have somehow withstood the test of time and will probably still haunt our TV schedules for many, many years to come.
Police Academy films seem to be just light hearted enough and funny enough to side step the list if reasons why they are terrible. In Police Academy 3: Back in Training the following are the reasons it is forgiven:
Lt. Callahan's ample bosom.
Sweetchuck and Zed.
Comdt. Lassard's usual crazy talk.
Sgt. Jones and his sound effects.
The Blue Oyster scene.
Comdt. Mauser's eyebrows.
Masterpiecity is in the eye of the beholder. This is objectively a really terrible movie, but I don’t care. My dad had two bootleg VHS tapes with parts 2 to 5, and we watched them enough times so that they blended into one big Police Academy universe. We quoted many of the cheap jokes over and over again, we laughed preemptively at the cheap gags that were only about to happen, and in secret, I tried over and over again to do that thing Michael Winslow does with his voice. I never succeeded.
There’s a part of me that finds the movie awfully cringeworthy today, but that hardly matters. There’s a part of me that can find a few defensible…
Even sketchier than the first two in certain ways, but these movies were on such heavy rotation throughout my childhood that they will always get a pass. Also it was a different time so calm down, poindexter.
The lack of GW Bailey is even more apparent here than in part 2, and there's too much time spent on lame new characters rather than the core cast that you love (well, that *I* love anyway), but it's still funny. Michael Winslow is just darling as always, High Tower is forever perfect and that scene where Callaghan sings that tune at the police ball is kiiiiiinda the hottest thing ever. Sorry.
Also, Tangleberry playing the saxophone. STILL GOT IT
I actually care for this one because this is actually funny and really enjoyable not like the others this is the best one.
Haven't seen this in at least 20 years, but could still recite many lines. I unabashedly and un-ironically love this movie.
Losing its charm and most importantly humor.. Barely entertaining
Needed more Tackleberry, Zed, and decent writing. Not horrible, probably better than the second. Could have used a little more action than the contrived water chase scene to close it out.
Still charming but it does feel dated, but never the less waaaaay better than all comedies made this year...
If the filmmakers were going to call back jokes from the previous films all movie long, they could at least made the movie PG-13 or R to add some blue humor to the constant goofy slapstick jokes, which in a PG rated movie get pretty boring, pretty quick.
In this third part of the series, the group are back at the academy to help out in a contest between the two academies. It seems that funding is running out and only one can be kept running. In the interest of fairness, a contest is being held to see which one performs the best. Hijinks ensues, of course.
It’s another drop in quality, but not by much and there is still a lot of fun to be had. Zed, the leader of the gang from the second film, is back as a recruit this time and a lot of the comedy comes from him interacting with Sweetchuck, who was the shop owner that’s harassed by Zed’s gang in the…
Police Academy 3 improves on 2, but can't match the first film. Only a few gags land, most fall flat, some just completely misfire. The plot is contrived nonsense. At least Bobcat Goldthwait, who is no longer a criminal but has reformed and joined the academy, is amusing with his crazy persona (much more so than in part 2), and Tim Kazurinsky is fun as a diminutive new recruit. Leslie Easterbrook's Sgt. Callahan happens to be very sexy in this film, as well.
So, just seeing what was on TV and just for some reason decided to watch this so that's why I'm reviewing this before the first one.
Anyway, I thought this movie was going to be terrible but it turned out bad but had some times where I laughed. Literally this movie is a complete mess. It focuses on the jokes more than the plot and is throwing jokes by the second. About 95% of them aren't really that funny. The jokes that made me laugh were actually really clever.
I found myself hating some characters though. A lot of the characters were just stupid for the sake of being stupid and the characters just then annoyed me a lot and…
Born in late 1979 I was able to bask in every minute of the magnificence that was the 1980s. These…