Next Friday (2000)
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"Whites in hot, colors in cold, ese!"
Next Friday is the sequel to the movie Friday and the second movie in the trilogy.Friday and Friday After Next were very funny movies.This one was not as funny but did have some really funny moments and was overall a fun and entertaining film.In this one, Craig moves to the suburbs with his rich uncle Elroy and his cousin Day Day.The reason he moves out of his old neighborhood is because Deebo has broken out of jail and wants revenge on Craig for beating him up(this happened in the first movie).There are some more funny characters in this movie such as Pinky the owner of the record store that Day Day works at and the three Mexican brothers who like to start trouble.Next Friday may not be as good as the first or third Friday movie but it is still funny and worth watching.
Overall this movie isn't a big letdown or a waste of time, it just doesn't come close to the original's standards, if you liked the first Friday or like gangsta comedies, then you'll like Next Friday. 5/10
No character in the film,including Ice Cube's own character,is anybody that you would care about when watching the "film".The attempts at humor fall way short of O'Shea Jackson's(Ice Cube's real name) means of achieving them.It is just a ugly feature film filled with vulgarity,violence,poor taste,and ebonics,showing blacks in a terrible light.
Most American blacks are in no way shape or form what one sees portrayed here in Next Friday,but the movie is heavyhanded in its' demeaning portrayal of black people and the filmmakers seem not to care that it is.One hopes Next Friday is the Last Friday to be made.
I'm not saying that Chris Tucker is a magical elixir for any franchise but part of the original charm is the lead characters' friendship. Essentially, this sequel switches out Tucker for Epps. If that's how easy it is to drop a lead character, how much should the audience care about any of the characters. It's a mess of crude broad humor that doesn't hit enough times. Ice Cube has good charisma as lead but there isn't much more than that.
Don't get me wrong, I love Ice Cube, but this is just starting to get ridiculous. The character Day-Day is a flunkie, and he's not funny, and I just really hated this movie!
There are plot and story weaknesses, but they don't take away from the enjoyment. The movie is funny - that's all it aspires to be and that's enough.
Throughout Next Friday's measily hour and a half (it still ran too long), I laughed a grand total of ONE time. This was because of Pinky. I'm serious, had this guy been in the movie more than just five minutes, it probably would have gone down better. His scenes had me on the floor.
I'm sure that this movie may please its target audience, but there's no way that anyone could like it as much as the first. If I were Mexican, I would be offended at the crude racial stereotypes and that whole "mini-me" scene was probably the single most STUPID moment in cinematic history. Anyone who laughed at that is in desperate need of a laugh.
One more thing, if you haven't seen this yet, please don't. Just rent the first one again. Please. That's all I'm gonna say.
This one was the same. Although I missed Chris Tucker, and some of the other characters in the original, I enjoyed this film as well..but not as much.
I think it's worth taking a look at. You may like it...you may not like it. But check it out if you can.
Day-day is no Smokey but they don't make him out to be Smokey. I do have to say that the Joker brothers make this movie. I was rolling every scene they were in. Next time, more Joker brothers.
My only knock on the movie was that they repeated a lot of jokes from the first movie. Hey, I saw the first one and it was funny but you don't have to cram the exact same lines down my throat. It kind of cheapened the movie. All in all, I would say it's very funny if you don't go in expecting the same movie as the first.