Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles
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Mick and the love of his life, Sue, have a son together and are living in Mick's home territory of the Australian Outback. However, a publisher at a Los Angeles newspaper that Sue's father owns suddenly dies and her father temporarily offers her the position until a permanent replacement can be found. Surprisingly, Mick agrees and they move to LA. Once there, Sue begins to investigate the sudden death of the previous publisher and Mick goes undercover at a movie studio.
The critics blasted this film, but like many of the movies they review, they are way off target. The film is funny and family oriented. The plot is more believable than many big budgeted affairs and there is very little violence and no sleaze. The only major drawback about the movie is that it has been thirteen years since the last Crocodile Dundee film. The movie fits well within the trilogy, but since it has been so long since the last movie was in theatres, much of the movie's humor is lost on the audience (there are several references to Mick's character or things that happened previously, something you don't know much about unless you've seen the other films; this is an 80's type comedy with a modern sensibility, but if you've never seen an 80's comedy much of the humor will be lost). Overall, a delightful film that the entire family can enjoy; well worth your time and money.
'Crocodile' Dundee in Los Angeles is a pretty funny movie, it's also the most family oriented film out of the Croc trilogy. It's funny, but never violent or sleazy. Essentially it's another 'fish out of water' story, but Paul Hogan's Mick Dundee is such a fun character to watch and an easy one to like that the lack of an original story doesn't detract too much from the proceedings.
It's been 13 years since Dundee II, Mick and girlfriend Sue Charlton reside in Austrailia's Walkabout Creek with their son. Mick still runs Never, Never tours and Sue is still a reporter for her father's newspaper. When the editor of the LA branch dies, Sue's father asks her to take over operation in LA until a permanent replacement can be found. Sue agrees to do it and Mick agrees to come along and take their son...before you know it, it's off to LA.
There's not much originality in the script, but it moves along fast enough and provides enough laughs...there are several funny moments in the film (especially the freeway bit) and the kid is surprsingly cute. If you've seen the previous two films, you know what to expect. What makes this film work, especially as an aimable family flick, is the charm and warmth of it. It's not overly sappy, but a character like Dundee is one that children will get a kick out of, because his misadventures are amusing and a little silly. Parents won't mind their kids watching because Mick is a character that gets along with people and sees the good in them...it's an uncommon theme to find in today's 'family' films, but one that parents will appreciate their kids learning.Read more ›
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.
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Bought this for my husband for Christmas. The good guys win, it's funny, and clean to watch.Published 1 day ago by Joanne E Adams
Very happy with my purchase. I wish this was offered in Blu Ray. Classic movie from the 90's. Brings me back to being a kid!Published 1 month ago by SS
I enjoy watching a movie after a long day of studying it takes my stress away.Published 3 months ago by Jeanne Mitchell
It kept up with the tempo of the two previous films. Very goodPublished 4 months ago by Larry Mehegan