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Bumbling cop Frank Drebin is out to foil the big boys in the energy industry, who intend to suppress technology that will put them out of business.
Now it's time for something light and fun after having Amour kick my ass.
While I don't think it's quite as good at the original film, this sequel is still a hilarious chapter of the continuing saga of the airheaded Frank Drebin (Nielsen) and his partners Ed (George Kennedy) and Nordberg (OJ Simpson, back when he was funny in a good way instead of now, where he's just a joke).
As usual for these films, the plot isn't all that important, since it's just a way to move things forward and keep the jokes flowing. The gist is this: President Bush, Sr. announces that his will choose his new national energy policies based on the recommendations from expert Dr. Meinheimer,…
Leslie Nielsen's Frank Drebin returns in "The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear." While the film lacks an impressive story, the laughs are quick and many. Blending parody, sight gags, and multitudinous goofy zingers, the comedy is a pleasing, sometimes smart piece of work.
The film revolves around the attempt of Drebin and his Police Squad squadmates to foil a multi-corporation plot. That plot is not much of a foundation for the film's humor, but the humor is enough to make an audience overlook the narrative.
Nielsen is in fine form, exuding a silly charisma that serves the film well. Director, David Zucker, keeps the gags and energy flowing, and the production itself is, at least, competent.
Sticking to the politics-skewering-and-parody formula of the original film, this sequel provides an amusing 90 minutes. The cast is capable, the jokes are effective, and the whole ridiculous affair boasts satisfying zip.
The trick isn't quite repeated twice in this sequel to the first, iconic Naked Gun - it doesn't help that pretty much the exact same formula is repeated in terms of narrative, but that thankfully doesn't prevent it still being very funny in many places:
"What would he be doing in the red light district?"
"Uh, not right now, Ed... we've got work to do."
"And this is a genuine piece of Noah's Ark."
"Youre going on Horaldo because of this?"
"No my wife is a transsexual Satan worshipper."
"I'm single! I love being single! I haven't had this much sex since I was a Boy Scout leader! I mean at the time I was dating a lot."
It may not be a classic like its predecessor but it tickles the funny bone enough to be considered a worthy, enjoyable sequel - if not in the same league as the first.
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear is not as good as the original, but it's still a brilliant parody-comedy. Leslie Nielsen is brilliant as Frank Drebin.
They don't make them like they used to.
Lt. Frank Drebin: Hector Savage. From Detroit. Ex-boxer. His real name was Joey Chicago.
Ed Hocken: Oh, yeah. He fought under the name of Kid Minneapolis.
Nordberg: I saw Kid Minneapolis fight once. In Cincinnati.
Lt. Frank Drebin: No you're thinking of Kid New York. He fought out of Philly.
Ed Hocken: He was killed in the ring in Houston. By Tex Colorado. You know, the Arizona Assassin.
Nordberg: Yeah, from Dakota. I don't remember if it was North or South.
Lt. Frank Drebin: North. South Dakota was his brother. From West Virginia.
Ed Hocken: You sure know your boxing.
Lt. Frank Drebin: All I know is never bet on the white guy.
It’s nice to see OJ kill someone that isn’t his wife or her lover
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
There's just something about the Zucker Brothers / Jim Abrahams movies that defy all critical analysis; they're intentionally random and somehow whenever, if ever it all gets remotely tiresome they always come back with an inventive, satisfying conclusion. Here is no different, as the ever delightful Leslie Nielsen faces off against a young(er-ish) Robert Goulet. In the end the latter takes a Hans Gruber tumble out of a skyscraper only to bounce once and land safely on the ground...
To then immediately be eaten by a lion loose in the city, for no other reason whatsoever than why not. An ending only possible with directors like these.
Film #21 of Smiler Grogan's Scavenger Hunt
Task 26/30 : A comedy sequel
It's not as funny as the first one but it's a great way to avoid doing my papers due for tomorrow. It's easy to watch and times flies by really fast. You don't want it to end (since you know you have a psychology paper to do afterwards).
A fun ride.
Film #17 of Smiler Grogan's Scavenger Hunt #18 1/8!
Task 26/30: A comedy sequel
This one was even funnier than the last one! The jokes just got funnier, more clever, and they came out faster and faster, and there were so many hidden in the background! I must've missed so many goddamn jokes!
If the Zucker-Abraham-Zucker team and Edgar Wright somehow directed a film together, it would be the most difficult comedy to process EVER! You'd have to watch it at least 100 times to get all the jokes!
The plot is another typical crime film plot, an evil bad guy wants to convince President Bush and the people of Washington to enact plans to get rid of environmentally…
not a very good comedy but it has a few great laughs
Best thing: The escaped zoo animals become a running gag and one lion attack in particular had me in hysterics.
Worst thing: The film takes a little while to get started. The opening fancy dinner scene isn’t as strong as the many other sequences later in the film.
Once it gets going, the sequel to Naked Gun reaches similar heights to the first movie. Comedy sequels often struggle to find an interesting way to repeat the same joke, but there were still a lot of gags left from the tv series. Richard Griffiths really brings a lot of charm as the environmental scientist.
So many great sequences and, after a slow start, this does reach the same heights as the first movie.
My review is here:
This installment of the idiotic detective and his crazy squad is laughable. It is not as funny and quirky as the original prequel, but it managed to capture my attention throughout the movie.
The political subplot which was undertoned could have enjoyed a better treatment. The exaggerated, over the top reactions will not disappoint.
Best Sex-Scene ever!
All I know is - never bet on the white guy.
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