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Beverly Hills Cop II

Published April 3, 2022

Beverly Hills Cop II

Film info

  • Title Beverly Hills Cop II
  • Director Tony Scott
  • Year 1987
  • Run time 1hr 43m
  • Genres Crime, Action, Comedy
  • Tagline The heat's back on!

Axel Foley is back - back where he doesn't belong! He's going 'deep, deep, deep undercover' into the chic wilds of Southern California, unleashing his arsenal of blazing gunfire and rapid-fire gags against a gang of international munitions smugglers.

Live blog

Time Comment
1:24 Is she saying ’eat the floor’? Because that’s more funny than threatening.
8:33 “Bye Axel, I’ll call you in a week.” He’s not going to call him in a week, is he?
16:06 I love an undercover operation where you make a call announcing your rank and position regardless of who’s around.
27:51 Love his cheekiness but I feel bad for the foreman who is going to get into trouble for this.
33:29 Monique and Eunique, twin daughters.
35:09 “Do me a favour, take a break from cheering me up, will you?”
45:21 The OTHER five bedrooms.
47:32 His ability to lie is off the charts.
55:38 I know that fishtank fingerprint trick from Death in Paradise.
58:51 Didn’t know the chewing gum security alarm trick though.
1:02:30 Ye olde Google Maps.
1:08:46 “Are you driving with your eyes open, or are you, like, using the force?”
1:18:36 I love that they are still constantly surprised at the length’s he’ll go to.
1:27:11 Wow, Billy’s gone full Arnie!
1:37:11 Haha at the dude having the broken leg.

Thoughts

This was a pretty good sequel, there was a lot to like about it, but a couple of things let it down and brought the overall score down. You can never fault the confidence that Axel Foley brings to every situation, it’s almost admirable except for just the few times he takes it too far. I really liked the character arc of the two California detectives though - the guy with all the plants getting obsessed with Rambo and Guns, and the other guy having relationship drama and learning to live a little along the way.

I felt like they set up a whole other plot, where he only had a couple of days to solve the crime back in Detroit, but then they never mentioned it again. It would have been fun if he could have solved two crimes at once. And then at one point the daughter said her father was up and about, so surely he could have identified the woman that shot him and brought things to a conclusion much sooner? But still, lots of fun and that great musical riff that will be stuck in my head for days.

Rating: 3 / 5

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