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'Murder Mystery 2' Review: Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston Make No Laughs in Netflix Sequel

To quote the villainous Noah Cross from Chinatown, “Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores, if they last long enough, will be respected The same goes for Adam Sandler, who spent years as a reviewer thanks to silly comedies like Billy Madison

Home’s piñata and happy Gilmore . Now he’s an acclaimed actor whose name has been surfaced by Oscar predictors for his role in Uncut Gems( Excellent performances in and hustle . He even joined the ranks of outstanding comedic talents such as Richard Pryor and George Carlin in winning the Mark Twain Award.

But Sandler is Sandler in the end, and has to close that huge Netflix deal. Hence the arrival of Murder Mystery 2, which was much criticized

sequel to The

hit song of the year. The movie brings back the goofy, goofy Sandler, and audiences can’t seem to get enough of it in the kind of innocuous, mindless comedy vehicle that delivers Chinese food or pizza on a Saturday night. It’s also user-friendly enough to clock in an easy hour and a half instead of the seemingly endless The Ridiculous 6 two hours or the painful ) Sandy Wexler in 16 minutes.

Murder Mystery 2

Bottom line Nick and No Pull them not.

Release date : Friday, March Throwing : Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Mark Strong , Melanie Laurent , Judy Turner-Smith , John Carney, Cujo Verma, Danny Boone, Adele Akhtar, Enrique Arce, Zurin Villanueva
Director : Jeremy Garrick screenwriter: James Vanderbilt Rated PG-13, 1 hour30 minute

First movie, about New York The city cop and his wives, Nick and Audrey Spitz (whose names suggest predictable jokes), find themselves solving Agatha Christie-esque murder mysteries while vacationing in Europe. Pastime, thanks in large part to the chemistry of its co-stars, longtime friends who were first on 31 in cooperation let it be . With decades of comedy experience behind them, Sandler and Aniston definitely know how to use a one-off line or some physical action.

These attributes are inexplicably underrated for this installment, which seems determined to outdo its predecessor not in laughs, but in action. No one expected to see these two performers try to outdo Keanu Reeves John Wick or Charlize Theron’s Atomic Blonde characters (Theron is one of the film’s executive producers), but here they are battling the bad guys in a van that is driving dangerously through the streets of Paris , hanging from the Eiffel Tower. As the film painfully makes clear, it’s hard to deliver a one-liner while dodging bullets or running wild.

The action sequences are well staged (although unfortunately the action sequences that take place at the Arc de Triomphe are in )John Wick: Chapter 4), but that seems completely unnecessary. For Sandler fans, it’s enough to see him gobble up a whole block of cheese, even while chasing down criminals or crafting sarcastic, self-deprecating asides that seem casual and possibly improvised.

The sequel begins with a quick flashback to its predecessor before moving on to a weirdly rushed plot involving the Spitzes setting up a private detective agency that makes it look like we missed the installment. Not long after, they find themselves invited to the wedding of their super-rich friend the Maharaja (Adil Akhtar) from the previous film on his private tropical island. Other guests include his beautiful French fiancée Claudette (Mélanie Laurent); Imani (Zurin Vallanueava), the Maharaja’s philanthropist sister; Sera (Kuhoo Verma), the Maharaja’s philanthropist sister; the lecherous Francisco (Enrique Arce), who loves every woman who moves; and Ulenga (John Kani), the Namibian colonel, In addition to losing a hand and an eye earlier, he has also lost the rest of his arm since the first movie.

Needless to say, when Maharaja was kidnapped and demanded $ almost everyone became a suspect million. You Jin solves the case – just watch the movie – he is a super macho M Hostage Negotiator (Mark Strong, Sending His Mark Strong Stuff), who wrote Spitz Research’s Detective’s Guide to Starting Their Agency.

Ultimately, the road leads to Paris, as Sandler wants to treat his friends and family to another luxurious, self-funded vacation. There, they meet again the Crusoe-like Inspector Delacroix (Danny Boon), whose main character trait is his ability to blow perfect smoke rings. (These are jokes, folks.)

Script by James Vanderbilt – who previously passed Zodiac, White House Down and Independence Day: Resurgence — rely heavily on tense gags and physical drama, but mostly The next won’t land, unless you find things like business cards with dental floss interesting in their own right. The only real entertainment comes from the casual asides from Sandler and Aniston, who also deliver perfectly calibrated slow-burn responses that are often overshadowed by the overproduced mayhem around them.

Following Netflix’s Agatha ChristieGlass Onion,Murder Mystery 2 after that, will still be a streamer. One just hopes that in the next installment, they focus less on production values ​​and more on comedy. 1235347803 Full credits 1235157749

Production company: Happy Madison , Echo Films, Endgame Entertainment, Vison Films, Denver & Delilah
Distributor: Netflix
Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Mark Strong, Melanie Laurent, Jodie Turner-Smith, John Carney, Cujo Verma, Dani Boone, Adele Akhtar, Enrique Arce, Zurin Villanueva Director: Jeremy Garelick Writer: James Vanderbilt Producers: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Tripp Vinson, James D. Stern, James Vanderbilt, AJ Dix, Allen Covert

Executive Producers: Barry Bernardi, Kevin Grady, Julie Goldstein, Lucas Smith, Beau Flynn, Charlize Theron, Beth Kono, Tim Herlihy, Kyle Newacheck Director of Photography: Bojan Bazelli Production Designer: Perry Andelin Blake Editors: Tom Costain, Brian Robinson Costume Designer: Debra McGuire Composer: Rupert Gregson-Williams Casting: Laura Rosenthal, Marybeth Fox Rated PG-13, 1 hour30 minute

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