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‘Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F’ review: Eddie Murphy returns in pointless sequel

2021’s “Coming 2 America,” the misguided sequel to “Coming To America,” it’s understandable that viewers approach Eddie Murphy’s new “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F” with some trepidation.Unfortunately, they’re right to.Netflix has, once again, gotten its greedy hands on a cherished title, tossed in some celebs and lazily devalued it into an algorithmic afterthought.Everything uniquely special and hilarious about the 1984 fish-out-of-water hit is gone, replaced by commodity streaming mush that looks like every other ho-hum action-comedy right now.Another mediocre nostalgia grab.More and more I ask, though: How nostalgic is it, really, to see our favorite characters return worn out and weary in forgettable films? Who does that make feel good? Not me!Problem No. 1 is that Detroit police officer Axel Foley (Murphy) hasn’t changed enough since 1994’s dismal “Beverly Hills Cop III.”The only substantive difference is that he has an estranged adult daughter named Jane (Taylour Paige), a defense attorney in Beverly Hills, who gets into a dicey situation with a drug cartel.That’s why he leaves Michigan for the luxe California enclave, where director Mark Molloy stages overly wacky chase scenes (a helicopter flying in traffic) and beats tired gags to death.Axel desperately needed some new shtick.
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‘Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F’ review: Eddie Murphy returns in pointless sequel
2021’s “Coming 2 America,” the misguided sequel to “Coming To America,” it’s understandable that viewers approach Eddie Murphy’s new “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F” with some trepidation.Unfortunately, they’re right to.Netflix has, once again, gotten its greedy hands on a cherished title, tossed in some celebs and lazily devalued it into an algorithmic afterthought.Everything uniquely special and hilarious about the 1984 fish-out-of-water hit is gone, replaced by commodity streaming mush that looks like every other ho-hum action-comedy right now.Another mediocre nostalgia grab.More and more I ask, though: How nostalgic is it, really, to see our favorite characters return worn out and weary in forgettable films? Who does that make feel good? Not me!Problem No. 1 is that Detroit police officer Axel Foley (Murphy) hasn’t changed enough since 1994’s dismal “Beverly Hills Cop III.”The only substantive difference is that he has an estranged adult daughter named Jane (Taylour Paige), a defense attorney in Beverly Hills, who gets into a dicey situation with a drug cartel.That’s why he leaves Michigan for the luxe California enclave, where director Mark Molloy stages overly wacky chase scenes (a helicopter flying in traffic) and beats tired gags to death.Axel desperately needed some new shtick.
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Will Smith smashes box office with ‘Bad Boys: Ride Or Die’ comeback
Will Smith’s latest movie Bad Boys: Ride Or Die has been a box office success in its opening weekend.The fourth instalment in the buddy cop action franchise Bad Boys, and sequel to 2020’s Bad Boys For Life, arrived in US theatres on June 6.Reuniting Smith and Martin Lawrence, and marking Smith’s second return to the silver screen following the infamous Oscars slap incident in 2022, the film was positively received.Alongside generally favourable reviews, the film amassed $56million at the domestic box office, and $104.6million globally. However, in a two-star review, NME criticised the film’s subplots, writing: “As the film’s title hints, Marcus also has a bizarre thing where he believes he can’t die … Needless to say, this irritating idea resurfaces time and again, to diminishing returns.”Compared with other major releases this summer, the film, which also stars Eric Dane and Vanessa Hudgens, was a close second to Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes in its domestic launch, which garnered an impressive $58million.Ride Or Die, which had a budget of $100million also had a successful opening weekend globally, collecting $19.3million in Europe, and reportedly setting franchise records in the Middle East and Latin America, according to The Hollywood Reporter.The first film in the Bad Boys franchise was released in 1995, and featured Lawrence and Smith as Miami narcotics detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett.
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Will Smith thinks this is the best movie he’s ever made
Will Smith has named his choices for the best films he has ever made, picking movies from across his career.The actor was appearing on the YouTube show Hot Ones when he was asked by host Sean Evans to choose the four performances that most define his career.In between struggling with increasingly potent hot sauces – a struggle not helped by him rubbing pepper into his eyes late in the episode – he named his career favourites. Watch the video below:“I think the individual best movie that I’ve ever made is The Pursuit of Happyness,” he said, referring to the 2006 drama in which he starred alongside his son Jaden.“Right behind that is the first Men In Black – direction, cinematography and music.”He went on to mention Bad Boys and Aladdin as being “among the most fun” he has ever had.“But in terms of all-around best movies, best performances, if I had to put four of them in a time capsule, it would be: The Pursuit of Happyness, the first Men In Black, I Am Legend and probably King Richard.” Smith is currently starring in Bad Boys: Ride Or Die, the fourth instalment in the buddy cop film series in which he stars alongside Martin Lawrence.The film, which also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Tiffany Haddish, DJ Khaled and Joe Pantoliano, is directed by Belgian duo Adil & Bilall, who also oversaw the previous entry, 2020’s Bad Boys For Life.
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Here’s every song on the ‘Bad Boys: Ride Or Die’ soundtrack
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return for the fourth Bad Boys film, Bad Boys: Ride Or Die.Directed by duo Adil & Bilall, who helmed the previous instalment Bad Boys For Life, this latest entry sees detectives Mike and Marcus become fugitives as they try to solve a case of corruption within the Miami PD.Vanessa Hudgens, Joe Pantoliano, Alexander Ludwig and DJ Khaled all reprise their roles from the previous film, while new cast additions include Eric Dane, Ioan Gruffudd, Rhea Seehorn, Melanie Liburd and Tiffany Haddish.The film’s score is by Scottish composer Lorne Balfe, who previously worked with directors Adil & Bilall on Bad Boys For Life.His other credits include Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Black Widow, The Lego Batman Movie, along with video games like Assassin’s Creed 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.Bad Boys: Ride Or Die also features original track ‘TONIGHT’ by the Black Eyed Peas & El Alfa, along with other songs by various artists.You can check out the tracklist for the soundtrack album below.‘TONIGHT’ – Black Eyed Peas & El Alfa feat. Becky G‘Lights Out’ – BIA & JID‘Mike T’ – ScarLip‘OH NO’ – BIA‘DUH!’ – Flo Milli‘Bam Bam’ – Shenseea & Myke Towers‘Brand New’ – 21 Lil Harold‘Flores Pa Ti’ – Becky G, Luisa Sonza & Papatinho‘Light Em Up’ – Will Smith & Sean Paul‘Bad Boys’ – Sean Paul & Trueno
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