Blues Brothers 2000 (1997)
After their first adventure, Elwood was given a prison sentence of 18 years. Upon release he learns that his former partner Jake has died. Determined to get the band back together, he picks up 10-year-old Buster and Mack McTeer. They travel across the country to Louisiana for a battle of the bands.
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Critic Reviews for Blues Brothers 2000
Once the new sequel gets past its cumbersome plotting and gets down to its music, it overrides the temptation to suggest buying the soundtrack recording and forgetting the rest.
'I always thought there was another story to be told,' Landis says in the film's notes. Fine; then tell one.
It's a pity the film doesn't respect the art of acting as much as that of music.
It goes without saying that Blues Brothers 2000 doesn't carry the original's significance and R-rated personality, yet select treats remain, while the soundtrack wails triumphantly.
There must be a niche audience for this travesty -- probably among teenagers whose hearing and mental faculties are impaired.
Another time, another planet.
Easily one of the most worthless, shameless, and unnecessary sequels ever concocted. Not even the music can save it.
The greatest car crash ever, but not a funny movie.
Not bad. Too bad it's not good, either.
Virtually worthless without the music. But the music's so good, it doesn't matter.
Like the original, it's a rambling wreck of a movie that's more fun than it deserves to be.
Blues Brothers 2000 is a modern shocker: a musical-comedy that actually works.
It would take divine intervention to breathe freshness into Blues Brothers 2000.
Audience Reviews for Blues Brothers 2000
Sequel to the awesome Blues Brothers, manages to recycle aspects of the original and deliver something quite decent, but never great. I enjoyed the film, but it lacked the special quality that made the original so memorable and fun. This sequel suffers the same fate of all other sequels, it's a movie that tries to outdo its predecessor, but relies too much on the original for its material. This follow up has its moments, but it's nothing memorable or truly worthwhile. This is the type of movie that is worth seeing only once, and it's a movie that is a bit too predictable as well. Blues Brothers 2000 is a film that could have been great, but it lacks anything to really make it stand out. Fans of the original will be disappointed in this film, and since the fact that Belushi died two years after the release of the original, and he was a key ingredient in the success of the original, his absence make this one not that entertaining. However, there are a few enjoyable moments, but it's another one of those sequels that fails to really build upon the original, and it's a film that since its predecessor is so iconic, it's truly hard to beat. With this follow up, they did what they could do best in trying to make something work, but throughout the film, you'll constantly feel that something's missing, and due to the fact that it uses old ideas, there are more weak points that strong point. I don't think it's an awful film, but it is a movie that doesn't make an impression either. Enjoyable at time, tedious at times, Blues Brothers 2000 just feels tiresome, and if you're expecting a great movie like the original, you'll be disappoint, and you're only going to get a mildly decent affair that could have been better as well.More
Of all the pointless sequels that have been made, Blues Brothers 2000 is probably the most pointless. It's incredibly misguided, did it make any money? I've never heard a good word said about it anyway, everyone involved should be ashamed. Even the array of amazing musicians couldn't save it. Just awful, especially when you compare it to the fantastic original.More
Born only out of the success of the original and plummeting into a pile of other dissapointing sequels released before the turn of the century, Blues Brothers 2000 fails to charm the second time around. John Goodman is a perfectly fine replacement for John Belushi as Dan Aykroyd's partner but the simple fact of the matter is, no one really wanted this film. Anyway, would it really have been right to make the film after Belushi's death, despite the fact it's been made in his dedication? It's not as bad as it could have been but as I expected, I didn't like it as much as the original.
Facts about "Blues Brothers 2000".
*First: The Blues Brothers, is a terrific film, that looks perfect in his way. A unforgatable cult film which will be in the minds of a lots of fans.
* Second: Make a sequel is not gonna be better or remmember the first or at least make a homage to Belushi and Calloway.
* Third: They make a sequel.
* Fourth: Is suchs, have some nice scenes and good music... but don't compensate.
* Fifth: Is rotten.
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