Total Run Time of 90 minutes or less. Have I seen them all? Yes, but that doesn't mean I'll vouch…
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!
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 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.
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.
"All I know is never bet on the white guy."
Some stuff remains constant and reliable throughout this series, like the performances from Nielsen, Kennedy, Presley, and (yeah I'll say it) Simpson. But the introduction of topical jokes and clumsy movie parodies feels even more disheartening in retrospect, since we know the sad fate of the mainstream spoof. This still has a lot of laughs in it, though, and I will continue to treasure the image of George Kennedy struggling with a motor-powered dildo for as long as I live.
Not sure of exact date. It's funny! Lots of Mrs. Bush physical comedy.
What else to do on a rainy day then watch Naked Gun 2...
I found out that I have never watched this movie in my life. I was always convinced that I did. I guess I mixed it up with the third one. This movie has more jokes then it's predecessor. I liked the first one so much because they'd balance their story with the jokes. Here the jokes took over the movie. Did that bother me? Hell no. The jokes where hilarious. And Leslie Nielsen still killing it in the role of his life.
They don't make movies like this anymore, I think that's unfortunate. The comedy's we get nowadays are enormously over the top and seriously unfunny. You've…
Hadn't seen this one in decades and holds up surprisingly well. Lots of LOL moments and funny one-liners. Hard to believe that Nielsen was ever taken seriously as dramatic actor because he's so perfect in these parts. Can't decide if OJ Simpson's presence is a major distraction or a major benefit to the film.
Title sequence is still the best part of the whole movie
One of the greatest comedy trilogies ever. R.I.P. Leslie Neilsen, the best deadpan comedian in the last 50 years. This one is probably the weakest in the series, but it is still a very funny and good movie. Would definitely recommend to anyone with a soul.
Ebenfalls mit Audiokommentar.
Drebin: "How are the children?"Jane: "We didn't have any children" Drebin: "Yes, of course"
Doesn't quite reach the same heights as the first, but this sequel continues the same zany assortment of gags from sight to slapstick. The aftermath of the opening explosion, Jane's mysterious third hand (and watch what she puts in her blender), throwing the hand towel, wheelchair over the moon, and: "The truth hurts, doesn't it, Hapsburg? Oh sure, maybe not as much as landing on a bicycle with the seat missing, but it hurts!". The naked gun 2 1/2 is funny, it's the kind of movie that exposes it's breasts and says "hey look at these".
Much less comedy scenes, but still enjoyable
Leslie Nielsen is as great as ever and this film is almost as funny as the first one.