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Caddyshack II Reviews

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Super Reviewer
June 10, 2014
"Na, na, na, na..." The wacky adventures at Bushwood Country Club continue in Caddyshack II. Harold Ramis delivers yet another weak script that focuses heavily on class warfare. This time the owner of a construction company tries to join the Bushwood Country Club in order please his daughter, but he proves to be more blue-collar than they care for. Featuring Jackie Mason, Robert Stack, Dan Aykroyd, and Chevy Chase, the cast isn't that bad. But the performances are terrible; Mason in particular is out of control and toxic to the film. While screwball comedies tend to be pretty zany, Caddyshack II is overloaded with craziness; making it incredibly stupid.
April 28, 2014
8 years later, and it did take a lot of trying, but Warner Bros. were determined to make a sequel to Caddyshack, this time enlisting Allan Arkush (Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979) and Heartbeeps (1981)), to direct the film, with Harold Ramis returning to write the film, but most of his work was heavily re-written. Plus, the film is essentially a retread of the first film, although with a different cast. Set at Bushwood Country Club, local Jewish businessman Jack Hartounian (Jackie Mason) and his daughter Kate (Jessica Lundy), apply for membership at the club, but Jack's reputation of building low-cost housing for poorer families doesn't go down well with the snooty members, including Bushwood President Chandler Young (Robert Stack). But, Jack gets the last laugh when he goes to Ty Young (Chevy Chase), and buys his majority share in Bushwood, and decides to open it up to general public turning it into an amusement park, much to Young's absolute disgust, so he hires Captain Tom Everett (Dan Aykroyd) to put a stop to it. While there are one or two laughs here, it's just the same as the original, with Chase doing little more than an extended cameo, it smack of studio compromise and cynical cash-in. They did try to get much of the original cast back, but they were all disgusted by the quality of the script, and it is all over the place.
March 24, 2014
Worst golf movie ever.
January 16, 2014
My Favorite Comedy Film Is 1933's Duck Soup.
½ January 4, 2014
this is one of the worst movies ever made. don't watch it because you can't un see it.
December 18, 2013
Before seeing Caddyshack II I had never seen Caddyshack, and considering how many Golden Raspberry Awards Caddyshack II was nominated for it would clearly have to be poor material. But I figured watching it before Caddyshackwould make it of slightly lesser poor quality.

Caddyshack II doesn't have enough golf for a sports comedy, or enough laughs for a good comedy, so it's a failure as a sports film and as a comedy film. To put it simply, Caddyshack II is a failure and I'm certain it worst quality is that it bears the name Caddyshack in its title when its predecessor is such a critically acclaimed comedy classic.
The concepts in Caddyshack II are clearly unoriginal and dull, and the entire film is laugh free. The script and storyline are uncreative and there is nothing new that it brings to the table like the first Caddyshack did. All it supplies is lame actors at their career low points trying to capture the dying spirit from the comedy classic Caddyshack but failing abysmally most of the time.
And the production team were clearly a bunch of gophers, because whoever they hired as the voice actor for the horses needs to get a different career pattern, because it was so unconvincing, pathetic and unfunny that it just brought down Caddyshack II's already low credibility. If it was Frank Welker then I blame the director, because bad voice acting can never be his fault.
Caddyshack II suffers as a terrible and unfunny flim as well as being a bad sequel that suffers from all the issues that a bad sequel usually does, including the lack of fresh material that its predecessor supplied and a cast which fails to match the ensemble set up by Caddyshack, as well as characters that aren't interesting or worth paying focus to. Alan Arkush's inexperienced direction is no better here than it was in Deathsport, except that this time he is working with talent which he and his terrible movie manages to drag down, and his terrible direction is a serious cause of the blame here. But then again, so is Dan Akroyd's performance.
Dan Akroyd, well, whoever the hell told him to give an abysmal performance like that has suffered serious brain damage. If it was his idea, then clearly Dan Akroyd's comedic spirit must be in spirit prison. His voice itself is more ridiculous than the aforementioned terrible horse voice, and it gets very annoying to listen to very fast. It isn't funny, its Golden Raspberry Award material. Luckily they realised that and awarded him the Worst Supporting Actor award, and hopefully that would help the filmmakers distinguish between good comedy and utter stupidity.
The only real good qualities of Caddyshack II are that the puppetry of the gopher and the silly dynamics that he goes through are both decent, and the presence of Chevy Chase again is genial because he gives a decent performance. Caddyshack II is also shot well on some good locations and features fine cinematography to back it up.

But really, nobody could have thought that Caddyshack II was a good idea, yet it didn't stop the money grubbing producers who must have learned their lesson from this Golden Raspberry Award winning box office bomb.
September 30, 2013
Never allow director Allan Arkush to have a script in his hand ever again. Or a thought in his brain. Thanks for ruining 18 rounds of golf, man. Caddyshack 2 may as well have not existed.
½ July 25, 2013
really poor sequel to the classic comedy
½ July 23, 2013
Why even bother without the original cast, or an R-rating?
½ July 20, 2013
What is it with comedy sequels always being awful!?
½ March 1, 2013
Just another failed sequal attempt on recreating the humor of the first film.
And Dan Aykroyds attempt to mimic Bill Murray's character was just plain out shameful.
½ January 22, 2013
More family friendly outing. Much wackier. Ray Stanz is also not as funny as Peter Venkman.
½ January 11, 2013
I died a little inside as I watched this movie.
December 25, 2012
I've seen half of the first one and this has no similarities!? Aykroid and Chase are hardly in it!
December 7, 2012
Would like to see at some stage.
December 5, 2012
Movies like this are the reason why people don't trust sequels.
November 10, 2012
the first one was good enough
October 31, 2012
Better than the first, with Mason really stealing the show. Stack is great as the villian.
½ October 27, 2012
Although not a complete disaster, this sequel should have been shelved the minute Rodney Dangerfield backed out instead of replacing him with Jackie Mason.
½ October 14, 2012
It's not that good really, but if you watch this movie in the right mood then it still has some good laughs. Chase and Randy Quaid have some good moments but it's Dan Aykroyd that steals the movie, not as funny as Bill Murray in the first movie but still very funny.
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