Crocodile Dundee ll
The 1988 follow-up to Paul Hogan’s international hit “Crocodile” Dundee is less interesting and more formulaic than the first film, while a silly suspense element about a retaliatory drug kingpin has an air of contrivance. The story reverses the course of “Crocodile” Dundee, this time beginning in New York City and switching to the rugged bush country of Australia, where Dundee and his companion (Linda Kozlowski) run into trouble with the aforementioned villain. Hogan’s natural charm keeps the movie afloat and easy to stick with, but the production lacks all the freshness and surprise of its predecessor.
This is an entertaining story but has a bit too much language in it for us to award the film our Dove Seal. Paul Hogan returns as Crocodile Dundee and he is still with his girlfriend Sue (Linda Kozlowski) who is still a newspaper reporter in New York. In fact, her ex-boyfriend Bob gets into trouble in another country when he takes photos of a man being shot and he sends the film to Sue. Unfortunately, the killers follow her to get the film and the action begins. It is up to Crocodile Dundee to save the day!
We wish the film had toned down the violence a bit as well, but it is in the language category that it falls short of receiving our Seal.