Thursday, 14 January 2010

Another 48 Hours - DVD - 11/1/10

Oh, and indeed, dear.

Where the original 48 Hours was thrilling, funny and edgy this is simply appalling.

A near identical sequel (including a replica of the black guy in a redneck bar scene) this offers few thrills, no laughs and the only time I was on the edge of my seat was when it was time to hit the off button.



  1. I saw this at the cinema around 1990. Murphy was already starting his slide from top comic actor to 'Straight to video' prosthetic, inflatable clown.

    His crowning glory will always be 1988's 'Coming to America'.

  2. Eddie Murphy has, too say the least, a bad record of sequels. Even going back to his initial stand up comedy videos. First one, a fresh new voice, a Richard Prior for the 80's. The second, a man who had become a foul mouthed, misogynistic, homophobic parody of himself.

  3. I adore "Coming to America" Andrew!

    Renny, you are right...Murphy is a man who seems ill equipped to cope with the demands of being an original. He hasn't ever successfully "reinvented" himself but seems content instead to wait for his schtick to come back into fashion.