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>
The prison warden is played by Frank Oz, who also played the corrections officer who returned Jake's personal effects when he was released from prison in The Blues Brothers (1980). It isn't clear that both characters are the same person, but it would signify the career progression for the officer, as well as denote the passage of a significant period of time. See more »
Mother Mary Stigmata strikes Elwood on his left shoulder. In his reaction shot, he rubs his right shoulder. See more »
'Blue Lou' Marini:
[after Elwood's speech about their musical craft, and everyone else walks away]
You cats go ahead! I'll get the gas.
See more »
The cast sings several rhythm & blues songs as the credits roll. See more »
This is one of the few movies I have ever seen which actually made me angry... not just disappointed, mind you, but downright furious! No one expected this film to live up to the classic original, but for a sequel to fall this far short of the mark is just plain insulting. This cinematic ipecac fails on just about every possible level; the worst failure being that is just no fun to watch! Instead, it made me uncomfortable and a little embarrassed for the people on the screen.
And for those who are confused by the fact that some people have rated this movie very highly, notice that the majority of positive reviews focus on the music. Yes, I love the Blues, and this movie features some good numbers, but GOOD MUSIC DOES NOT MAKE A GOOD MOVIE!! If you want to hear the tunes, by all means get the soundtrack CD. Or simply fast-forward through the lame dialog, wooden acting, and ridiculous plot to watch the music scenes. But I highly discourage anyone who liked the original Blues Brothers from wasting their time on this crassly commercial, soulless, and painfully unfunny movie. ...But that's just my opinion.
22 of 31 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?