The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
If you see only one movie this year...you ought to get out more often
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. As always, the jokes (and sight gags) fly like gunfire!
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 December Challenge: Film 20
It’s not often I say this but every now and then I tend to find that familiarity and predictability can be good. Where sequels are concerned, the usual rule is that if it tries too hard to imitate what went before then it will probably be a failure. This is particularly true of the two genres that The Naked Gun trilogy deals with; action and comedy. It’s a problem we’ve seen many times before and it’s a problem we’ll continue to see forevermore. A film is released, it makes a fuckload of money and the film studios, blinded by dollar signs, immediately demand more of the same. This is exactly what happened with The…
Not quite as good as the first, but it's still hilarious
This film isn't as great as the first film but it still is funny. Unfortunately they repeat the same jokes over and over and they now have improved onto sexual humor as their main jokes. However Nielsen is once again great as Dreben but the villain hes up against isn't a very strong one. There are also some scenes that really just should have been taken out of the movie since it basically has nothing to do with the film. But of course its The Naked Gun. Its funny, clever and very well planned out. A pretty descent try to be better then the first.
Watching this movie and drinking shots whenever someone says "Frank", "Drebin", "police squad", "Nordberg" or when Drebin fails at parking is not a good idea. It really isn't.
At times you get a small taste of the comedy recipe the original created but it doesn't come close to reaching it's fun factor.
A comedy sequel that's nearly--but not quite--as good as the original. That's tough to come across (I'm looking at you, Airplane 2).
Obwohl schwächer als das Original ist der zweite "Nacke Kanone"-Teil immer noch eine sehenswerte, sehr unterhaltsame Komödie. Leider wurden viele der Dialogwitze des ersten Teils zugunsten von mehr Slapstick aufgegeben, gerade in der Mitte des Films häufen sich visuelle Witze und Actionszenen zu sehr. Wenn die Pointen sitzen, dann dafür richtig.
Not as amusing as the original series or the previous film, but there are quite a film solid lines in here ("I haven't had his much sex since I was a boy scouts leader!"). Nonetheless, the big budget thrills failed to entertain. Still, worthy of a chuckle.
Undeniably funny despite feeling a little tired. Griffiths stands out.
A sequel that is derivative of it's superior predecessor, but still generally entertaining as absurdist comedy.
Frank Drebin and the crew at Police Squad are back for the usual mix of silly one-liners and farcical slapstick. Fortunately, they’re as entertaining as ever.
If you’ve seen a Zucker-Abrams-Zucker film you’ll know what you’re in for (and if you haven’t, is a sequel really the best place to start?), but the pleasing aspect is that this is as good as any. Well, not as good as any, but it’s a fine example of their style. Which means that, the afore-outlined daftness aside, some topical jokes have already been lost to time and/or culture (I say “already” — it is 22 years old (oh lordy!)).
Full review here.
This is a comedy movie.
Three years after the original film Leslie Nielsen returns as bumbling police detectice Frank Drebin. President Bush has hired a professor to advise on the future of US energy policy and the big oil, coal and nuclear companies are out to get him.
It was always going to be hard to keep up with the break neck speed of gags in the original film and while this film still includes plenty of funny moments it does fall short on the quantity. What the film does well is still have a few classic jokes as well as not rely on call backs to the original which is often a problem with comedy sequels. Fans of the first film will certainly enjoy this film even if it does fall slightly short in comparison.
It’s not as funny as The Naked Gun, although it has its moments. Ultimately, it lacks the freshness of the first, partially because it recycles the both the plot and villain of that film.
But unlike many sequels, and unlike the sequel to this film, it dedicates considerable time to developing character, making the jokes and the story that much better.