5500th Review!!! Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)


“Welcome to Wendy’s. How may I help you?” – The Wendy’s Girl

“Good evening, Wendy!” – Mick “Crocodile” Dundee

Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Jul 2019)

Brief Synopsis – Mick and Linda move to California to take over her ailing father’s newspaper business and get involved with Hollywood elite, crime and corruption.

My Take on it – This is a film that probably never should have been made and is a terrible conclusion to the Crocodile Dundee trilogy.

This series should have remained a sole film and money-grabbing made them produce two sequels that both hurt the legacy of the original story.

Things are dragged down so far that the story gets really absurd especially when they start making a mockery of the Hollywood establishment while making movies.

Paul Hogan shows how far his star has fallen here and his character even lacks the charm he had in the original film 15 years ago.

It proves that he really was a one hit wonder.

The plot of this film is extremely strained and fails to bring anything really interesting to the forefront.

The jokes in the film almost entirely fall flat because they just don’t work and lack a sense of humor along the way.

The gimmick of adding a young Crocodile Dundee also takes so much away from the allure of the overall storyline of the character and in some ways seems like they wanted to try and exploit an opportunity to find a way to continue the franchise with a younger character.

Bottom Line – Terrible end of this trilogy that should have remained a single stand alone film. This film drags things down so far especially when it tries to make a mockery of the Hollywood establishment when it comes to movie making. Hogan is horrendous in this film and it’s easy to see how his fame from 15 years earlier ruined his charm that was quite apparent in the original film. The plot is quite strained and lacks anything interesting at all and the jokes all fall completely flat. The gimmick to add a young Crocodile Dundee doesn’t work at all. Complete waste of time.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – One early idea for a third Crocodile Dundee film was to have Mick Dundee team up with Eddie Murphy’s character Axel Foley from the Beverly Hills Cop (1984) films in a crossover film. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)

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One thought on “5500th Review!!! Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)

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