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Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

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Crocodile Dundee II (1988)


Paul Hogan
Linda Kozlowski

Directed by John Cornell

After the success of the first Crocodile Dundee the producers and the story writer Paul Hogan went to work to make another movie two years after the first and named it Crocodile Dundee II. The problem with this Crocodile Dundee is that the movie feels like it is being shoved down your throat and the whole thing looks coins the phrase, “We have seen it all before”. The movie wasn’t half bad it just had no point everything that happened practically had no purpose, and when something has no purpose it is just a waste.

The acting here is no better than the first, but now that we are all familiar with the Dundee charm, the writers decided to take him back to outback Australia so that we can see the bushman in him. This was suppose to bring in more action like adventure into the whole movie package, but what it just did was fill up so many minutes with unrealistic action scenes that you feel like fast forwarding to the whole thing.

The comedy here was out of sync; the whole idea of pairing Dundee with a Colombian drug lord and making the drug lord and his men look like just pure miscreants is not my idea of a well thought out antagonist. The movie lacked a lot of life and the makers decided to do a reverse, the setting started out in New York City then Dundee and Sue went to Australia a familiar turf for Dundee while he dealt with the bad guys.

The movie plot is about our duo love birds Dundee (Paul Hogan) and Sue (Linda Kozlowski) who get mixed up with a Colombian drug lord, who had his picture taken when he killed someone by Sue’s ex husband. The ex then sent the film to Sue and the drug dealer found out then kidnapped Sue, all for him to find out that Dundee had the film.

Now Dundee has to find a way to stay alive and save the love of his life.

The movie was not a critical success but it was a huge commercial success, the $15.8 million production cost brought in over $239 million dollars, and it kept the Dundee name on our lips for a while, and making Hogan richer. But then the producers felt like milking the franchise some more so 13 years later in 2001 a new Dundee film was done starring also Hogan and Kozlowski, the new film failed both critically and commercially.

So after you are done watching the first Crocodile Dundee you may be tempted to see this misfit, so if you get the chance maybe you should. If you don’t get that chance, use your time for something more productive.


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