Wednesday, July 03, 2024

An Honest Trailer for Beverly Hills Cop

Beverley Hills Cop: Axel F
hits theaters this weekend. It is the fourth installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise that started in 1984. Screen Junkies goes back forty years to the movie that started it all. Warning: revisiting the original may ruin the new movie for you. We won't know until someone actually sees it.

In 1984, Eddie Murphy was already quite popular from Saturday Night Live, his standup act, and a couple of movie roles. Beverly Hills Cop was his first as the solo star, and became the biggest movie of 1984, with 14 weeks at #1. This video makes us remember why. Beverly Hills Cop made Murphy a superstar. The two sequels, from 1987 and 1994, couldn't hold a candle to the original. While Honest Trailers are usually pretty devastating, the parts they pick on in this one are honestly funny.

1 comment:

gwdMaine said...

Waited to watch this because I watched the movie last night. Boy did they nail it. And yeah, I cried in inflation too at that hotel scene. Gonna watch #2 next, mostly because of Serge. I forgot all about Bronson Pinchot's brush with fame because of that character. With no social media too. No worries on #3 - won't be going near that dog.