Going Down Under

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles is the franchise officially going down under. After 13 years, I don’t think audiences were begging for another installment after the lousy Crocodile Dundee II. Let alone one with a ridiculous title like Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. It may have come out in 2001, but I have no memory of it. This time the problem is the exact opposite of the second movie. That sequel was too focused on action, while this sequel is too focused on comedy. Mostly dumb comedy that isn’t even funny anymore.

Mick “Crocodile” Dundee went from Australia to New York back to Australia and now he’s off to Los Angeles. It’s the same old culture shock, except with celebrities and movie sets. Although Mike Tyson seems to be the only celebrity they were able to afford. Mick and Sue aren’t married, but Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski were at the time. This time they have a son named Mikey who knows as much about crocodile hunting as his father.

Most of it doesn’t go anywhere. Mick also calls his mate Jacko to watch Mikey and join in on American customs. Although I was barely able to follow it, there is another deadly plot that involves Sue’s journalism. This time it has something to do with a corrupt studio director and stolen paintings. Save for a humorous fake Super Bowl trailer, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles ended the already unnecessary franchise on a low point.

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles

Mick “Crocodile” Dundee and his family

Preceded by: Crocodile Dundee II

4 thoughts on “Going Down Under

  1. I remember very well when this one came out, it was either the end of 7th grade or the start of 8th grade. I always remember the one trailer spot when Hogan looks at his son and says “Let’s not tell your mum about this”. Most likely a dud for sure, but that moment made me laugh.

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