I loved the original Croc Dundee. I thought it was witty, and warm, and a lot of fun. I thought the 2 leads had amazing chemistry. They have NO chemistry is this movie. NONE. They were barely in any scenes together, which is a shame. It's almost as if they are in two separate movies that intersect every now and then.
THe story is so contrived- she has to help her Father out- they come to LA (no- I can't beleive they live in Walkabout Creek full time), she gets enmeshed in a story, Mick yet again saves her by getting to the route of the problem, blah, blah, blah. What happened to the strong female character from the first movie? What happened to laughs? I saw nothing cute, charming, or other in this movie.
Paul Hogan has a lot of chram though. Watching this guy explaining the world of L.A. to his son or his big lug Croc hunting friend is just a delight. The film has a tv sit-com feel to it and it's sad that's the direction the series took after the first 2 enjoyable films. Don't get me wrong this film is still enjoyable in a light-weight sort of way but the first 2 are better. While the other 2 have some comedy mixed with adventure, this one is all comedy. That's not a bad thing though as Paul Hogan is funny and Mick Dundee is an amusing character. The Crocodile Dundee series may have ran out of steam long ago but you have to admit Mick Dundee would make a fun guy to hang-out with.
How often to you see that quote when reading movie reviews these days. Unfortunately, not often enough. Well, I'm happy to say that "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" *is* fun for the whole family, and if you don't agree with me, you must be a dirty old crocodile!
Subaru Outback spokesperson Paul Hogan returns to the silver screen as Mick "Crocodile" Dundee - our favorite bloke from "down under" since Yahoo Serious.
After seeing John Carpenter's "Escape from L.A.", I was hesitant to see another movie based in the city of angels. Carpenter's dark and violent vision of the not-so-distant-future left me with an uncomfortable chill. Although, that scene where Snake Pliskin surfs with Henry Fonda (or was that Peter?) was pretty sweet!
"Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" doesn't need the "Hollywood special effects", "big budget" or "competent director" to succeed - it does just fine by itself. Filled with knee-slapping pratfalls, and crazy hijinks, don't be surprised if you wake up your neighbors with your boysterous laughs (assuming you live close to your neighbors).
Paul Hogan and Linda Kosolowososswski are Hollywood's best on-screen (and OFF-screen!) couple since Keanu Reeves and Lori Petty in "Point Break". Their chemistry is simply priceless!
"Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" will leave you with a wonderful feeling!
Alas, poor Paul Hogan, I knew him well, and miss him in this film. Was it to pay for Linda Kozlowski's plastic surgery, or has Paul Hogan truly lost his bearings in a foreign land? The setting of Los Angeles must have been a dream come true for the Studio execs who signed off on the funding for the film, and the Aussie actors seem to enjoy themselves well enough in the city of Angels. Yet, the jokes, and the humor in Southern California lifestyle is tired. Zzzzzz.
Wait for the next film in the series. Hopefully ole' Lightning Jack will be back in his true form by then.