Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

An American crime comedy directed by John Landis, starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold and Hector Elizondo.
A "loose cannon" cop from detroit follows a gang of criminals to Beverly Hills, where they have set up an operation at a theme park.
This was pretty standard for a '90s cop comedy. The plot was relatively simple, but contained some things that didn't make sense to me. Normally, cops don't tend to kill ALL the criminals. They usually want to lock some up to feed the jail system. The few main characters were stereotypical and there were literally armies of extras. I was impressed by the setting in the fictional theme park. It must have taken lots of work to convert the Paramount park into Wonder World, complete with a Disney-esque "Uncle Dave" and cast of fictional cartoon characters. The technical aspects were also pretty standard for the time. I could hear and see everything clearly, but the soundtrack was really annoying. The intro dance scene in the chop-shop was just totally uncalled for. Overall, standard fare for the genre and time. I rate it o.k.

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