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This is without a doubt the best of the Beverly Hill Cop trilogy. The
first one was an utter classic, there's no taking away from that but
the hiring of director Tony Scott was an utter masterstroke. The film
took the solid groundwork and style of the first film and turbo charged
it into a slick, sexy action/thriller. The film is even better now
because it is an excellent chunk of 80's flash, with fast cars, big
guns, hazy sun lighting through blind covered windows by day and neon
scattered jungles at night.
The film has much more to it than the first, the story is extremely well fleshed out and it doesn't get boring at all. The script, while no Oscar winner has lots of flash material to keep you interested (and laughing) and although the Axel Foley scams tend to repeat a lot, they're entertaining and with the expensive cars, great chase scenes, uber violent gunfights against a golden Californian sky you just can't go wrong.
The film looks and sounds great, but it matches in terms of action and with these three elements in place you just can't fault it!
Eddie Murphy's come back to film that had made him to inflict more
great action and comedy up on us!
Axel Foley is back and more dangerous than ever in his mischievous ways. The film plots around the fact of new criminal's in Beverly hills and that after every crime they do they leave an envelope marked with a letter of the alphabet leaving the Beverly Hills Police department with giving them the name of "The Alphabet Crimes" the criminals start there crime by robbing a jewellery shop and leaving an envelope marked with "A" then secondly they shoot Capt. Andrew Bogomil (Ronny Cox) for getting way too close to finding the Alphabet criminals and in turn they leave a envelope marked with "B". Jan Bogomil (Alice Adair) who is a new character added to the film as Andrew Bogomil's daughter, she phones Axel in Detroit about her father being shot and obviously Axel rushes straight to Beverly Hills to team up with once again Det. William Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and Det. Sgt. John Taggart (John AShton)to bring us great action and comedy in following the foot steps of Andrew Bogomil to find the criminals who had shot Andrew. The criminals include: Maxwell Dent (Jurgen Prochnow), Karla Fry (Brigitte Nielson) and finally Charles Chip Cain (Dean Stockwell). This film also introduces for the first time comedy genius Chris Rock.
This film is a master piece and is a must buy DVD
....But what they don't tell you is that it isn't as good as the
Now while this movie is entertaining it nowhere has the magic of the original. Regardless it's still a fun popcorn movie. Which co-starred Sly Stallone's wife at the time. Who actually was HOT!!!!
3(***)out of 4(****)stars
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, and John Ashton.
When Axel Foley hears that one of his friends has been shot, he goes back to Beverly Hills. Their he reunites with all the familiar faces of the last film and learn that the attempted murder all ties together with a string of robberies. It's up to Axel and the rest to help find the culprit.
It doesn't exactly have the same amount of good laughs, nor does it have the good plot. It's a funny movie, but it could've been better.
Although higher financed, by noticing the more bigger co-ordinated action set pieces throughout the film, the script doesn't live up to the original's slickiness and comedic entertainment. With a ''lovely'' stripclub scene, and a superb action ending, this 1987 sequel is worth the viewing.
Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart
(John Ashton) and Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) investigate Chief Bogamil's
near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with
So, how do you top the greatest action comedy of all time? You bring in director Tony Scott ("Top Gun") to spruce up the action, car chases and explosions. You also improve Judge Reinhold's character. In the first film, he was more or less just background. Here, he has a personality and is even more eccentric than Foley himself!
I did like the nods to Sylvester Stallone. Casting his wife, putting his posters up all over... it was like a consolation prize for backing out of the first film.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Beverly Hills Cop was a runaway hit despite being panned by the same established critics that gave Speed 2 and Anaconda 2 thumbs up. The second installment has Axel Foley trying to solve a case involving a criminal who goes by the name "The Alphabet Killer"(played by Jurgen Prochnow) after LT. Bogomil is shot by the Alphabet Killer's hench woman Sally, played by Brigitte Nielson. Later on Axel stumbles on a plot involving oil and a lot of guns. Beverly Hills Cop II is just as funny as the first one but is more visually pleasing. Whether it is the streets of Beverly Hills or an oil field out of town, the picture is sharp. Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold's character, Billy, provide most of the laughs. John Ashton's Taggert is okay on this one. Brigitte Nielson probably played her best role in here as The Alphabet Killer's partner in crime. The action scenes are pretty good but what made Beverly Hills Cop II interesting the most was the suspense. I mean Axel gets so involved in a case that he almost cost, Billy, Taggert and himself a job and he still succeeds. What a cop! Plus under the direction of Tony Scott this movie was bound to be a thrill. You cant do wrong with this sequel to Beverly Hills Cop, pay no mind to the snooty critics who panned it and stay away from Beverly Hills Cop III.
Though I'm sure many disagree, I enjoyed the sequel even better than the
original "Beverly Hills Cop." Both are good movies, but this one has more
laughs, in my opinion. Eddie Murphy goes into more of his hilarious
improvisations and since Tony Scott is in the director's chair this time
around, the action scenes are more elaborate. Taggart and Rosewood loosened
up in the end of the original, so their characters are much more fun to
watch. I love Taggart's line at the end of the climactic shoot-out. I
still can't say John Ashton and Judge Reinhold match up to Laurel and Hardy,
like Martin Brest (director of the original) said, but they do make a great
team. And as much as I loved the music in the first movie, the music in
this soundtrack is even better! The song during the opening title sequence,
"Shakedown," is perfect as it really got me pumped up for what was about to
come. Like the original, this movie also has a strip club sequence and as
an added bonus, shots of scantily clad "Playboy" bunnies. So how can I
complain? Well...other than the fact that Bronson Pinchot (who stole the
show in the first and third movies as the hilarious Serge) doesn't make an
appearance. I still stand by my word in saying this is the best in the
"Cop" series! This is yet another reminder that Eddie Murphy used to make
funny movies. What happened to you, Eddie? We want you back!
My score: 7 (out of 10)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) *** / *****
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Ronny Cox
OK sequel to surprise-smash 1984 original sees Murphy's Axel Foley on the trail of a cop killer who's smuggling a mass supply of high-tech weapons into California. Murphy's character is a bit too much of a loudmouth this time around, with too many recycled gags and ideas, but Reinhold's supporting character (with posters of Sly Stallone films--the original targeted lead actor of the first film--adorning his home) becomes a good focus of attention. "Billy, we've gotta talk" becomes a common sentence as he reveals guns, knives and uzis to his fellow detectives. All-in-all a decent, although not very good, sequel to Martin Brest's original. (Trivia: The sequel grossed over $100 million at the box office, yet it took the filmmakers over seven years to release a sequel, because they were looking for a really good script with well-developed characters and progression. It's considered the worst of the series.)
This sequel to the smash hit movie BEVERLY HILLS COP takes the Murphy
character back to Los Angeles to solve a case of `Alphabet' crimes.
Unfortunately, BHC2 is another one of those ordinary sequels that got made
just because its predecessor was such a huge hit, therefore lacking the
quality of the original. The major mistake of the movie comes from the
storyline, which contains more bullets and not enough hilarity. There are a
few funny bits, though, such as John Ashton falling into a swimming pool and
the scene where Murphy picks on Playboy ladies man Hugh Hefner, but the
movie's good moments can't compete with lousy acting or a crummy
2 out of 5
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