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Beverly Hills Cop

Beverly Hills Cop II

Published April 3, 2022

Beverly Hills Cop II

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.

Beverly Hills Cop

Published January 22, 2022

Beverly Hills Cop

I thought this was going to be a more outlandish comedy, the farcical style of Police Academy or similar, but actually it was much more serious than that, and a lot better for it. The comedy was there but it was about the characters bouncing off each other whilst a genuinely difficult crime was being investigataed. Eddie Murphy was great, obviously, but his star power has to reflect off those around him and they all did a fab job. I genuinely fell in love with Reinhold’s Billy.