General Rancor is threatening to destroy the world with a missile he is hiding at his secret base. But to complete his goal, he needs a special computer chip, invented by the scientist Prof... See full summary »
Elwood, the now lone "Blues Brother" finally released from prison, is once again enlisted by Sister Mary Stigmata in her latest crusade to raise funds for a children's hospital. Once again hitting the road to re-unite the band and win the big prize at the New Orleans Battle of the Bands, Elwood is pursued cross-country by the cops, led by Cabel the Curtis' son (and Elwood's step-brother), the Russian Mafia, and a militia group. On his new "mission from God" Elwood enlists the help of a young orphan, and a strip club bartender. Written by
Stephen Scaia <email@example.com>
Excellent film with great music, this MAINLY a musical
A wonderful film, not so much for the story (rehash of the 1980 version) but for the music. All the major music names are there and the final song is a must-see. Includes Blues Brothers, BB King, Eric Clapton, Isaac Hayes, Lou Rawls, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, James Brown and many, many, other great names in R&B. I liked the Love Connection (illustrates what can be hidden behind a soothing voice!), Mousette's Funky tunes, and Louisiana's French touch. Bonifant's is fine as a stray kid (pity he can't play the harmonica as well as shown) and Goodman makes easily up for Belushi's absence(John, rest in peace). Nia Peeples, although miscast as a cop, is a cute addition and her final dance number (who wouldn't dance to this tune?) is neat.
I am sure Dan and John made this film more as a way to put the music out, than as a film. It is a sort of a music dedication to the major R&B players for the masses who may not go actively to R&B performances. The previous version had rough language, while this one is fine with kids, who like the chase scenes.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?