Saturday, 1 December 2012
Beverly Hills Cop Review
More than in a lot of other Murphy movies, he really does shine in this one. It has to do with the character of Axel Foley not being too deep. He's a basic cop with a checkered past and a mile-a-minute mouth. They don't dwell too much on the character or try to make Murphy do anything weird like be a high-powered Marketing executive or an African prince. They just let him turn Axel Foley into Eddie Murphy and the result is 1.75 hours of fast-paced, funny dialogue.
But like I said, there is little else. There really is no story, plot or character development to really write home about. So, if you're looking for classic movie making, this is not the film for you. But if you want to watch one of the greatest comedians of all time in his heyday, see it.