The old Commandant Lassard, leader of the Police Academy (1984), goes to Florida to receive an award. In the city arrives also the cynic Captain Harris who wants to take Lassard's job. ... See full summary »
Mahoney and friends have graduated from the Police Academy (1984) and are issued with their first assignments. As before, their cheerfulness and devotion to duty outweigh any shortcomings, but are they ready to do battle with a band graffiti daubing terrorists? Written by
Steve Guttenberg almost did not return for the sequel, as he was not pleased with the script as originally presented to him. After some re-writes, and a bigger paycheck, Guttenberg was happy to reprise Mahoney once again. See more »
(at around 43 mins) When Pete Lassard confronts one of the gang members in the alley, the gang member's voice is heard mocking Lassard, but the gang member's mouth does not move. See more »
So I saw the first Police Academy a few nights ago and naturally I wanted to see the sequel. How they could mess things up this badly says a lot about the other sequels.
Basically the plot is that six of the characters we know and love from the first Police Academy movie are now on their first assignment - to stop a gang of hooligans that like to scream every last line of dialogue. While this is happening someone tries to replace Lieutenant Harris as the guy fans of the original love to hate, this time we just hate him as he tries to go for the job of inspector.
Now my one big problem with this is that these people go into situations that last the entire movie that are just so... BORING. Do we really care about Tackleberry and his first love(who's just like him)? Are we really supposed to give a crap about any of these new characters who are just there to try and either imitate the first one or just being really boring.
Now there are compliments - this movie does amuse me in places - but most of the time it's just smirks here and there. All of these parts I could count with my hands. Also unlike other bad sequels this one is just over 80 minutes long. I won't watch 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 (are there more?) because from what I've heard they get worse and worse, not only that but it seems to me like they just wanted to make a sequel in hopes of just making more money and nothing else. I will only watch the first one again and that's it.
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