Hopefully, Crocodile Dundee In L.A. is not Paul Hogan's swan song for the Dundee series. Paul's previous films to this name are much more inspired in plot, montage, and acting. In this film, Hogan seems to be along for the ride, and for this I blame the direction and screenwriting which is listless and dull. Mind you, CD in LA is not a bad film by any means, nor is it memorable. But there is a sense that Hollywood is merely attempting to cash in on the Dundee character and not use Hogan as the charming, affible actor that he is.
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.