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Braving onward without the late John Belushi, Blues Brothers 2000 gets the band back together with a spirited soundtrack, but a mission that's far less divine. Read critic reviews

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The now-brotherless Ellwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) is finally out of prison, attempting to reunite the old band and find a few new partners in crime (John Goodman), (J. Evan Bonifant). In this sequel to the original "Blues Brothers" comedy/musical, Ellwood battles the Chicago police, sings and dances his way out of numerous sticky situations, and manages to get the old band on the road for a hair-raising adventure.

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Dan Aykroyd
Elwood Blues
John Goodman
Mack McTeer, Mighty Mack Blues
Joe Morton
Commander Cabel Chamberlain, Cab Blues
Nia Peeples
Lieutenant Elizondo
Kathleen Freeman
Mother Mary Stigmata
Steve Lawrence
Maury Sline
Erykah Badu
Queen Mousette
Grace Gilroy
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Paul Shaffer
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John Popper
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David Herrington
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  • May 23, 2014
    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.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jan 10, 2013
    Dan Aykroyd and John Landis get the band back together for the reunion film Blues Brothers 2000. Less of a sequel and more of a remake, the story is beat for beat the same as the original. Which shows a complete lack of originality and creativity, making the film utterly pointless. But beyond that, the tone is inconsistent and is full of cartoonishness and fantasy themes that don't work. A spectacular mess, Blues Brothers 2000 has no idea what it's doing.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 03, 2012
    [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] 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.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 03, 2011
    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.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer

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