That’s a Knife

Crocodile Dundee II is basically the first movie in reverse. Rather than go from Australia to New York, Mick “Crocodile” Dundee and his girlfriend Sue Charlton go from New York to Australia. Except that it isn’t nearly as simple or easy going as the original. Although Paul Hogan made a name for himself with Crocodile Dundee, the sequel was all he did at first. Despite being married at the time, Hogan began dating his co-star Linda Kozlowski.

Despite the added controversy, Crocodile Dundee II wasn’t half the success the first movie was. The biggest problem is tone. Apart from rehashing old jokes like the knife scene, the sequel doesn’t even feel like a comedy. That becomes apparent when Mick talks down a suicide jumper and ends up dealing with a Columbian drug cartel. Sue’s ex-husband who photographed a powerful drug dealer is murdered and she ends up getting kidnapped. Leaving Mick as her only chance of rescue.

I know Mick was tough before, but seeing him swing into a building window is kind of ridiculous. It’s only after Sue is rescued that they decide to hideout back in Australia. John Meillon is the only noteworthy returning actor who played Mick’s mate Walter in the first movie. The movie goes full Rambo when Walter is held hostage and Mick is forced to hunt the cartel one by one. I say Rambo, but there’s barely a body count since the sequel is PG. Crocodile Dundee II fails at both being funny and having convincing action.

Crocodile Dundee II

Mick “Crocodile” Dundee and Sue in Australia

Preceded by: Crocodile Dundee & Followed by: Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles

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