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
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Cab Chamberlain, played by Joe Morton, has the same first name as the musician Cab Calloway, who played Curtis in the The Blues Brothers (1980). Cab Chamberlain is the biological son of Curtis. It would seem that Joe Morton's character is named after Calloway in his honor. See more »
The Indiana State Police cars that first appear outside of Bobs Country Junction while the band is inside eating have a front plate, Indiana automobiles only have one plate; on the rear. Furthermore the uniforms worn by the Indiana State Police officers in the movie are incorrect. They have never worn green and never worn a jacket. Further along in the movie after the brothers are spotted at the restaurant and during the road block on the bridge the correct blue Indiana State Police uniform with upside down triangle patch (probably worn by actual officers who were called in to be extras) can be seen in the back (this is just after one of the troopers wearing the green uniform finishes talking to the person playing the FBI agent.) See more »
[after the Louisiana Gator Boys won the Battle of the bands and everything has calmed down]
Would you fellas care to jam?
What you think, Eric?
One, two, One two three four!
[the Blues Brothers and the Louisiana Gator Boys play "New Orleans"]
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After the last credit has finished rolling, James Brown and the Blues Brothers sing "Please, Please, Please (don't go)" for another 3 minutes. See more »
Meant to be a Tribute Movie, but it's just a sequel
Blues Brothers 2000 is a movie with good intentions, Aykroyd and Landis once again team up to recapture the magic in tribute to John Belushi, and almost all of the original cast are still here. Musically the magic is still there and without a doubt this film is all about the music, but the original Blues Brothers film was about so much more.
Blues Brothers 2000 like the first film has very little plot, and that didn't matter the first time around, but this time; without the comedy, the lack of plot is all too apparent. I just didn't find this film funny, with a few rehashed gags and some new ones that didn't work Blue Brothers 2000 really does struggle to entertain.
John Goodman doesn't try and replace John Belushi, and he actually does a good job in poor role, but the introduction of a kid to the Blues Brothers Band seemed completely pointless and adds absolutely nothing to the film.
The saving grace is the music, with Eric Clapton, BB King, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, etc. and the original Blues Brothers Band, the music is damn good, but this alone is not enough.
Thanks for trying, but must try harder. 5/10
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