Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)
In this sequel, executives Larry Wilson (Andrew McCarthy) and Richard Parker (Jonathan Silverman) are accused of participating in their dead boss' embezzlement scheme. When they discover that they might be able to recover the stolen money, Larry and Richard drag corpse Bernie along for a trip to the Caribbean, where they must race a group of mob members to the stash.
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Critic Reviews for Weekend at Bernie's II
Through it all, Mr. Kiser, who says not a word, exudes the foolish amiability of a partygoer who is beyond plotzed and is living in a private world of his own.
I find it hard to believe that many people will pay $6 or $7 to see a picture that has TV sitcom production values, writing, and acting.
If the premise of the first film was mindless and repetitive, it's doubly so this second time around.
At the film's conclusion, unfortunately, Bernie is still a fully animate zombie, leaving open the possibility of a third weekend.
Why would anyone want to be caught dead with Bernie and his banal buddies a second time around? Relentlessly labored and pointless
Frankly I'm stunned that every American who paid to see it didn't file a class action suit against Tri-Star Pictures for their blatant misrepresentation of the word "comedy".
Sad sequel to a surprisingly clever dark comedy. The voodoo curse is pointless, and all the funny death moments were used up in teh first one.
Just as the lead characters try to squeeze more use out of a rotting corpse, so do the filmmakers from this tired premise.
At times funny, but more often stupid.
Once wasn't enough?
A few of the gags work, though many of the jokes that were not funny in the first film are trying again and failing again in the second.
At one point Bernie is shown dancing under the sea, an accurate metaphor for the film itself -- which is also dead in the water.
Audience Reviews for Weekend at Bernie's II
Sequel to Weekend at Bernie's is an awful sequel to a mediocre sequel. I really don't know why they made a sequel because the original was pretty bland, and didn't have anything going for it in terms of comedy. This follow up, recycles ideas seen in the first film, but adds a new angle in order to hide the lack of originality with this film. This entry doesn't boast anything funny about it, and the attempt at comedy is poor. The result is a sequel that is a waste of time, and it also shows that you can't pull off a good sequel in the genre. It's only on the very rare occasion that comedy sequels work, and it's due to a strong script and effective comedic performances, which isn't present here. If you're looking for a fun sequel, you'll be disappointed, and will wonder why you even bothered with seeing it. Weekend at Bernie's was a severely flawed comedy that didn't deliver good laughs, and it was completely unnecessary because the first film didn't do anything special with its ideas. Overall, this sequel fails to grab your attention, and it's a straining affair, one that tries too hard with awful material. Don't expect to enjoy this film, as the film just ends up falling flat due to poor performances, nonexistent comedic bits and lazy direction. Weekend at Bernie's II is a poor sequel, one that definitely isn't worth seeing, and if you've seen the original, it should be enough because the filmmakers don't do anything new or original here and they reuse elements that we've seen before and add a few elements to try and make it work. Ultimately, this is a train wreck of a movie and you'd be better off watching something else instead.More
I love that this defies all logic and managed to crank out a sequel to a movie that never should've had one. The idea of adding a supernatural element to the corpse of Bernie is truly a work of written art. I could never create something like a person coming to life from music. It's basically the same premise as the first, but still fun if you like the characters and comedy.More
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