Sure, the second movie is a little corny. But so was the first. But with a little suspension of your critical nerve and watching with a mind to enjoy the overall cuteness of this movie helped me enjoy it very much. Why is everyone so hard on Eddie Murphy? I love the costumes and the extravagant sets. Most of all the the reapplication of the fairytale story of true love. Watching Wesley Snipes cut loose and be a over-the-top killer general was worth the watch! Haven't seen Wesley Snipes be this free and able to be a true character since the first Major League! Just my opinion. I feel bad that Eddie Murphy is judged so harshly now days. Eddie is silly. I enjoy his efforts and try to enjoy his movies as I am sure he intends it to be enjoyed.
So pleasantly surprised over this South Korean film! Fast paced action with a entirely different feel that only a non American production can deliver. As the name implies the crew of a space junk collection ship and its crew of misfits save a humanoid little girl played by the cutest little girl alive: Song Joong-Ki. I enjoyed this movie immensely. It's refreshing to experience the different story and acting styles of a S.Korean culture.
When this movie originally aired I was in my 20's and I laughed so hard I couldn't breath. It has NOT aged well. Or I matured. Whatever the root cause I can't watch it without without feeling it's just dumb now. I tried watching it with my young nephews and they are too sophisticated to truly find it humorous. *sigh* Kinda bums me out. Kinda wish that we could hold onto some of that innocence that made fart jokes funny. Or at least maybe find a couple hours a month when Jim Carey's brand of stupid silly still could make me laugh that hard again.
I love the 80's Michael Keaton! He was so high energy and just freakin silly. But good silly. Like a young Tom Hanks in Bachelor Party or Jim Carey in Pet Detective. They were not exactly superstars yet and it was great to see them give all their effort into some roles that were never gonna be considered meaningful cinematic art or even noteworthy. Johnny D is for the times when I want to unplug my brain and a 14 year old childish and sophomoric kid again and belly laughed at all the dumb jokes. Even poor Joe Piscopo got in a great line in this flic that I still quote:
"I am handicapped. I'm psychotic"
Michael Keaton is the kind of actor that you want to be friends with and therefore you want to think he doesn't make a bad movie but rather some of his movies are just misunderstood.