Airplane 2 - The Sequel Reviews
At this point, we would like to say we HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH the Sequel -Zucker/Abrahams
"Airplane 2 - The Sequel" has the same kind of hilarious antics that the original movie had such as when Julie Haggerty tells everybody that they might not make it because they're going through an asteroid belt. At that statement none of the passengers hardly have any reaction, but when she tells everybody that they're out of coffee, everybody goes ballistic. Another good parody is when William Shatner is looking through space with the aid of a periscope and he sees the Enterprise that he commanded in the original series of Star Trek flying in space.
If you liked "Airplane!," I recommend getting "Airplane 2 - The Sequel." It's not as classic or as good as "Airplane!," but it's still funny and it's a fairly decent sequel. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000.
Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, William Shatner.
When you hear of a sequel being made of 'One of the top ten funniest movies ever made' (which I completely agree with), you know its going to be risky, not only trying to make the movie refreshing and new, but very consistent and funny....but when David Zucker and his team are also missing from the film, its not a good sign.....
Thankfully, the film isn't all that bad, but it is nowhere near as excellent or as consistent as the original. Ken Finkleman takes the writing and directing duties this time around and he does fail more then he succeeds. He tries a little too hard to copy the first film in alot of the delivery of jokes and alot of them fall flat most of the time, but there are also some that do hit, a few very well (alot of them involving William Shatner, which is a surprise) and it kept me going through the short running time.
To compare this film to the original, it falls very short, as it is not as consistent or as refreshing, it doesn't try to take any new route and that doesn't help the film. But having said that, there are some jokes later in the film that hit very well and the film comes out as average on my scale. Thankfully they didn't make any more sequels.