Crocodile Dundee (1986) Sept 12, 2017 11:47:05 GMT
Post by stefancrosscoe on Sept 12, 2017 11:47:05 GMT
"From the Australian Outback to New York City, Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee is about to survive in a different kind of Jungle."
The beautiful and ambitious New York reporter Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski) travels to the land down under in search of the man, the myth and the living legend that is Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee (Paul Hogan) in order to catch an exclusive interview with the infamous bushman in his own backyard.
And where Mick Dundee and his business partner Walter "Wally" Reilly (John Meillon) ends up putting on quite an act, one that impresses their American guest so much, that she wants to bring Mick along with her back to The Big Apple, as a special guest.
A true classic comedy that turned out to become one of the biggest hits of 1980s and which spawned 2 sequels and where quotes such as "That's not a knife. That's a knife!" become the stuff of legend.
As a kid I loved it. As a teenager I loved it even more (Linda Kozlowski) and now, well I still love the film. It really is a great comedy/adventure and one that I can watch again and again without ever going tired of.
The two sequels is, well, uneven at best. The second one still captures a lot of the classic 80s feel-good atmosphere but I do remember that it seemed to go for a more serious tone along with more use of violence, which I guess did not sit all too well with many the fans and critics of the original.
However I still think it is a worthy sequel. Not great but enjoyable and one that still delivers the goods.
The third one however, was a big letdown. It suffered the same fate as the last Police Academy movie or the Vegas Vacation (1997).
Where they once was part of a big and popular 80s franchise but now had lost their "touch" and was released far too long after the last sequel in the series, and where most of the jokes or attempts on creating jokes was more embarrassing/painful to watch than it was ever funny or amusing.
Anyway, back to the original, which for me I put right up there along with the first Police Academy (1984) movie and Ghostbusters (1984) as one of the most iconic/classic 80s comedies and one that I guess sooner or later will end up having a remake (just hope it is done in better fashion than the awful mess that was the 2016 Ghostbusters version).
The music in Crocodile Dundee is fantastic as the soundtrack/theme seem to capture that adventurous feel of the Australian Outback and combines it with the more up to date and dangerous big city feel of New York City.