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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first
...but a decent sequel. (But hey? It's not often that the sequel is better than the prequel.) I was mad because alot of questions were not answered and the plot was not all that good. I wanted Craig (Ice Cube) to hook up with that girl next door. All she does is have a short convo with her and at the end she blows a kiss and thats the end. I believe thats pointless for...
Published on January 19, 2006 by Chandler

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Next, please
Friday was a cult hit, by far the best ghetto flick so far (or at least joint with Menace II Society) and a greatly subtle parody. Then along came another...
Next Friday, lacking Smokey, was always going to be a film that by no means could attain the level of its predecessor. But, nonetheless it was a great laugh and did nearly reduce me and others in the audience...
Published on April 5, 2000 by Paul Freebury


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first, January 19, 2006
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Chandler "Infamous" (Atlanta (College Park), Georgia) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Next Friday (DVD)
...but a decent sequel. (But hey? It's not often that the sequel is better than the prequel.) I was mad because alot of questions were not answered and the plot was not all that good. I wanted Craig (Ice Cube) to hook up with that girl next door. All she does is have a short convo with her and at the end she blows a kiss and thats the end. I believe thats pointless for Craig's Pops (Jon Witherspoon)drops him off in Rancho Cucamonga (I don't think I spelled it right) then turns around and picks him up. Its a funny movie, but not as good as the first though.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than FRIDAY, October 8, 2005
This review is from: Next Friday (DVD)
I thought Next Friday was way better than the original....... The first movie was really slow in the beginning.......so slow that I fell asleep. As soon as you pop this movie in, you'll be laughing from beginning to end........ Mike Epps is hilarious as Day-Day, Craigs cousin, and Craigs father has some pretty funny lines in this one........ Rent it, you won't be sorry.......
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Next, please, April 5, 2000
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Paul Freebury (Reading, England) - See all my reviews
Friday was a cult hit, by far the best ghetto flick so far (or at least joint with Menace II Society) and a greatly subtle parody. Then along came another...
Next Friday, lacking Smokey, was always going to be a film that by no means could attain the level of its predecessor. But, nonetheless it was a great laugh and did nearly reduce me and others in the audience to tears and aching sides at points. Still there were colourful characters and great comic situations that made the first a riot, just here to not quite a large degree. Cube's movement from ghetto to 'burbs was certainly a gamble, but I reckon it paid off so that this sequel didn't turn into merely a clone of the first to cash in on the success. The 'Ese' element prooved very comical, as did the dog, but there was a little too much of the "35, 45 minutes" gag that did begin to get annoying. Fans of the first will still like this one and for them it is well worth buying.
It did have one thing above the first - Cube's sex interest was one of the finest things on screen I've seen in a while, but maybe that's being a little bit too superficial.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun ;-), September 17, 2006
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Little Miss Cutey (Melbourne, Australia) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Next Friday (DVD)
I enjoyed each of the Friday series. I reviewed the original way back, and now after re-watching Next Friday, I thought I'd finally get around to reviewing this.

I still think I enjoyed Friday the best, but this is a good follow up. Ice Cube returns as Craig Jones who has a knack for getting into trouble. He goes to stay with family out in Rancho Cucamonga. They've just won the lottery and have this whole new place. While Chris Tucker isn't in here this time, we still get the hilarious John Witherspoon. He's fantastic. I only give this four stars because it goes a little flat during the second half, but it's still good overall. The cousin Day-Day is probably the funniest, but if you are a fan of the original, then you have got to see this. I loved it.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Friday, July 22, 2002
This review is from: Next Friday [VHS] (VHS Tape)
The events of this movie take place after Craig�s fight with Debo. Ice Cube explains what most of the characters from the last movie are doing now (like Smokey being in rehab). The premise for this story is that Debo has escaped from jail and now wants revenge. To protect his son, Craig�s father takes him to the suburbs to live with his oversexed brother and his son until things calm down.
There is plenty of drug use and another theft in this one. This doesn�t make it a bad movie, but following the formula of the last movie does not work for this one. Too many of the same gags are recycled for this movie, which means you already have an idea of what is going to happen throughout the movie. Craig�s dad is funny, but there is only so much fart humor you can take.
I would recommend giving this movie a skip and watching Friday over and over again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as funny as the original, May 4, 2003
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This review is from: Next Friday (DVD)
I loved the original. After watching the original about 10 times, I decided to go out and buy the sequel on DVD. Like many sequels, it was not as funny as the original. The original's charm laid in its simplicity. Unfortunately, the success of the original allowed the makers of Friday to have a much bigger budget for the sequel, and this hurt the movie in many regards.
Also, while Mike Epps is a funny man, this film severely misses Chris Tucker. It's hard not to think of Epps as a replacement to Tucker, and he doesn't live up to the standard Chris set in the original.
It's a good movie, but don't go into it thinking it will be as funny as the first one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The worst sequel ever made!, December 16, 2001
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This review is from: Next Friday (DVD)
If I could sum this movie up in a few words it would be best if everyone stay far away from this movie and stay with the first movie, because that is where the laughs are at, and not in this stinking pile of garbage. If this took place in the Hood again it woulda been better, but hey, we can't decide what the sequel will be like. (...)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I didn't like it!, January 27, 2003
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This review is from: Next Friday (DVD)
I don't know it was okay the first Friday was hilarious. This Friday did not have Chris Tucker in it and that's why I thought it wasn't that good. Usually, sequels aren't that great but it's good to look at the same cast who were back from the original and not a different cast like they do for made for TV movies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It wasn't as good as the prequel, September 4, 2005
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This review is from: Next Friday (DVD)
Yes, this movie managed to give me a few gut busters here and there but then again continues to be bland throughout. The characters for the movie weren't as serious as Debo was in the first and were more of a joke than the neighbors to watch out for.

The story was obvious, Craig had to escape from the ghetto after the heat was still on him, and after Debo's arrest, he saw an oppurtunity to visit his cousin and uncle in the suburbs of CukoMongo. He is then adapted to the sweet life then soon finds out how hard it was for his cousin Dede to go through life with druged up Mexicans next door and a physco ***** on his case. The storyline also involves Craig's nemisis, Debo breaking out of jail, intent on killing Craig and gain his reputation back as he is accompanied by a new sidekick.

The movie isn't as funny as Friday, characters weren't playing big roles and most of all, Chris Tucker's character Smokey, who was in 'rehab' wasn't in this movie at all. But that doesn't seem to be the bigger part of the problem.

If you like the Cube/Epps duo in movies, then watch Next Friday. Well for newcomers who haven't watched the first title will definetly get into this, and the ones who watched Friday will feel a bit dissappointed about how long this movie lasted and why it wasn't as entertaining as it was meant to be.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lets Be Honest,The First One Was Way Better, January 18, 2004
This review is from: Next Friday (DVD)
"Next Friday" had alot of jokes in it however not all of them hit the mark and unlike "Friday" the jokes are mostly slapstick comedy then they are crude.But at least the movie gives a back story to the departure of Smokey who was played by Chris Tucker.
But the movie is about Craig who is forced to move to his Uncle Elroy's and cousin Day-Days house due to the fact that the bully from the first movie Deebo (Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr) who just busted out of jail to seek his revenge against Craig.During the time Craig spends at the house he gets into all sorts of trouble including beating up Day-Days boss Pinky at "Pinky's Record Store" and falling in love with a mexican girl across the street.
But after Day-Day and Uncle Elroy find out they could lose the house unless they come up with thirty five thousand dollars in one day.The other thing is this whole movie takes place in one day obviously Friday.Most of the stuff that happens in this movie would take a lot longer than that,a lot longer.But if you
liked "Friday" you should check this one out.C+
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Next Friday by Steve Carr (III) (DVD - 2000)
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