9.6/10.A sequel that brilliantly matches if not surpasses its predecessor.Sequels have that problem because the first movie was so good it's hard to match.A lot of the time they either flounder or stink.This one though is an example of doing a sequel right like Shrek 2 or The Empire Strikes Back.Eddie Murphy's one of the funniest guys ever to grace the big screen, He's the perfect example of someone who moved from TV to the big screen effortlessly.If anything, I found him reprising Axel Foley great.Beverly Hills Cop 2 is one sequel that matches and surpasses the original movie with ease.Rob245
Axel Foley: I ain't doing nothing in front of this dude, 'cause this dude is a cop! I know when I can smell a pig inside a room. I used to be a Muslim, man, and I know there's pork over here!
Trivia: In the scene where Foley first visits Rosewood's apartment, he at some point pauses and looks at a poster of Sylvester Stallone from the movie "Cobra" (1986). Stallone was originally supposed to star in Beverly Hills Cop (the first one) as Axel Foley (or his name was going to be Axel "The Cobra" Cobretti). The script was changed for Eddie Murphy, removing a large amount of the action sequences from the movie. Many of those sequences were later used in "Cobra." The shot of Foley looking at the poster is a reference to this fact.
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