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Blues Brothers 2000 is a nonsensical mess that has no plot, no comedy and doesn't even have the other Blues Brother. It takes everything that you liked about the first Blues Brother's movie and throws it away and instead introduces noninteresting characters that are staler than an old dorito and comedy that is more cringe worthy and eye rolling than funny. The only thing that it has going for it is nostalgia and decent music.
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.
With only decent song renditions holding it up, unfunny jokes, and a completely inept misguidedness in decisions, Blues Brothers 2000 is more than enough of an answer to why the original didn't need a sequel.
It's bad. The only thing that can redeem it is its well done musical numbers. A rotten rating of 23% "With no laughs or over the top action which is what made the first one so great, Blues Brothers 2000 has only one thing redeeming it: The musical numbers."
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.
A committed performance from Aykroyd and some game performances from the rest of the cast along with some wonderful music and musical cameos can't cover the cracks of a poor script, some truly awful editing and sadly the general question of 'Why?' that hangs over the entire proceedings.