“I don’t want to get in a bar fight. People are always getting in bar fights. It’s such a damn cliche. You hear about it all the time and you see it in the motion pictures, people are getting hit in the head with beer bottles, and furniture, and… [breaks a bottle over a man’s head]” – Jack
Number of Times Seen – at least 5 (Theater, cable, 7 Aug 2013 and 8 Mar 2020)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – After Reggie Hammond is released from prison, he must once again team up with Jack Cates in order to try and stop a powerful drug kingpin from killing them both.
My Take on it – This is a very fun sequel that works largely due to the great chemistry between the characters that continues what was done with them in the previous film.
The love-hate relationship between the two lead characters is so enjoyable to watch since it is quiet believable that they truly hate one another.The pacing of things is done well despite the fact that some parts of the story are a bit too choppy and come across pretty strange.
The overall story line isn’t as good as the original one was, but the do a sufficient job keeping it entertaining regardless.
Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy are once again perfect in these roles and help keep things so much fun because we really can believe that their characters hate one another.
This film has some plot threads that just don’t work well enough and feel a bit unrealistic in how they are presented yet they somehow still work due to the fact that this is all done in such a very fun way.
Bottom Line – Really fun sequel that is able to rely on the chemistry and hatred between the two leads in order to be effective again. Part of the plot seems a bit strange but overall things progress at a nice pace throughout. Murphy and Nolte both easily slip right back into their characters and the love-hate relationship between them helps keep this film so enjoyable throughout. The overall story is a bit weaker than the one used in the original, but it’s still quite entertaining especially when it references the previous storyline. Some of the plot threads in this film feel a bit choppy and unrealistic yet within the context of it all, things still seem to work because its so much fun. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Reggie Hammond had his sentence extended after the events of “48 Hrs. (1982)” for “robbing the payroll.” In his role as Billy Ray Valentine in “Trading Places (1983),” he was also arrested for robbing the payroll of Duke & Duke. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10) (no change from original review)
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