Crocodile Dundee II (1988)


“G’day, amigo. ” – Mick

Number of Times Seen – Twice (cable in the 80’s and 22 Jul 2019)

Brief Synopsis – After receiving photos of a murder by her ex-husband, Sue and Mick must travel to the Australian Outback to avoid South American drug dealers who want to kill them.

My Take on it – This is a typical sequel to a hit film that seems to have been made solely to try and make money on the coattails of the previous film.

Unfortunately, the story is extremely weak and despite bringing back fun characters that we have all grown to love to watch it doesn’t help make things more entertaining and enjoyable along the way especially when having to stand on it’s own legs.

The two stars of the previous film, Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski both return here but as in the previous film, their chemistry is quite strained throughout which hinders things much more than helps.

The plot is a bit silly and follows the typical storyline that was overused at the time dealing with this kind of premise and doesn’t feel original in any way, shape or form.

The joke sin this film aren’t very funny and it is quite apparent with this film, that they managed to stretch this kind of fish out of water story well beyond its limits.

This is a shame because it hurts the legacy of the original film and drags that one down too along the way.

Bottom Line – Typical sequel that manages to bring back the characters we love to watch yet doesn’t have a very good plot that is engaging or enjoyable enough on its own.  Hogan and Kozlowski both return here and once again, their strained chemistry hurts this film more than helps it.  The plot itself isn’t very interesting and is far from unique especially when there were so many films made at that time dealing with this kind of premise. The jokes aren’t very funny and they seem to have stretched this kind of fish out of water story far beyond its limits which is a shame since it hurts the legacy of the original.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Comedian and Saturday Night Live alum, Colin Quinn appears in minor role early in his career. He later recounted through his comedy, that while working on the movie he took it upon himself to rewrite the script to give himself a larger role in the film as Dundee’s sidekick and presented it unsolicited to the film’s director and producers. With very little experience in the entertainment and film industry he had no concept at the time why this would be seen as inappropriate. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)

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