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My opinion is that it was better than the 1st one. It was quick,the
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time passed).As I was watching it in Greece some jokes were not very
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rhyming).I certainly would watch it again-I like this kind of humor.
The actors were like a surprise to me because I did not know about the
cast. The only thing that made made make a face was the pronunciation,
from the beginning of the film mostly Mrs.Nicole made it too
pronounced-of course "they were" french people but it was too much
pointed out.The whole film was too good,I laughed with tears,the
audience was attentive, everything went well-so good that I was not
expected it -I have the opinion that part 2 can not be as good as the
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Dream Team Fails to Acquit Pink Panther 2, But Entertaining Enough to See
"Pink Panther 2" is not a great movie, but it is not as bad as some
say. A new villain, The Tornado, snatches away the Pink Panther
diamond. But The Tornado has also swiped other big-name treasures: The
Magna Carta, The Shroud of Turin, and the Emperor's Sword. It is an
international "Dream Team" of detectives, not just Inspector Jacques
Clouseau, who investigate. Joining Steve Martin (Clouseau) are some
accomplished actors: Andy Garcia plays (very well) Italian businessman
Vicenzo, Alfred Molina is British inspector Pepperidge, and Yuki
Matsuzaki is Japanese electronics expert Kenji. The odd lady out, and a
very key person, is the exotic and very pretty Sonia (Aishwarya Rai).
She is an expert on criminology and, specifically, The Tornado.
***The following may contain spoilers***
Martin is no Peter Sellers. The Englishman ever had poise and charm as
Clouseau: Something about him fit so well into a French policeman's
uniform or a trench coat. Sellers carried himself well when not
tripping over something, and when he did, he seemed oblivious. His
manner of speaking was deliberate yet natural: sophisticated, arrogant,
comedic aplomb, if you will, and one reason he was funny was that he
was almost always serious. Martin's Clouseau is also egotistical and
certainly has presence, but not the same poise. He is too goofy. He is
taller and gawkier, older, and more nervous. He also gets depressed
when he screws up. Martin is fairly funny when he engages in
French-to-English mispronunciation dialogue, but I take Sellers' smooth
manner over Martin's verbose. In fairness, part of the problem is the
script. Attempting to make the movie funny, the screenwriters concocted
a substantial amount of cheap lines, especially politically incorrect
dialogue and behavior, for Martin, having him contradict his political
correctness mentor Mrs. Berenger (Lily Tomlin) by ogling women and
making a bad joke about his "yellow" friend Kenji and sushi. He
embarrasses a comrade in front of others by saying "I'm sorry you
cannot satisfy your wife," and of his secretary, he says to a group of
detectives: "Nicole is here to service your needs...use her in any way
you wish." The low sexual humor, of which there is plenty, is not
always terrible; but if you go there, limit it and assign it to
characters other than Clouseau. Blake Edwards' Clouseau had wit, not
cheap humor, including in romantic situations.
As for the slapstick and other humor, it is often predictable and
silly. In a less-than-stellar scene at the film's beginning, Clouseau
bumbles a parking ticket issuance in a hint of more forced humor to
come. Still, there is enough here for viewers to laugh at and enjoy,
exerting the right to relax. The same restaurant is accidentally burned
down twice by guess who [?], and Clouseau has a meeting with the Pope
that ends up with Clouseau encountering some fearsome heights. There is
a lot of crashing, bashing, and banging; at some point, this is
overdone. Vicenzo and Chief Inspector Dreyfus (John Cleese) have a few
good moments of humor. An encounter between The Dream Team and a
falsely accused Tornado (played by Jeremy Irons) is fairly funny. This
is one of a few moderately good twists concerning The Tornado and those
in the villain's orbit.
My favorite aspect of the movie is the romantic tension between
Clouseau and his sweetheart of a secretary, Nicole (Emily Mortimer).
She is the most compelling person of the film. Finding it difficult to
express their love for each other, Clouseau and Nicole still feel it,
and this makes for a good climax (seriously, no pun intended). Nicole
is very beautiful and so is Sonia, who has a sexier look and, for a
while, eyes for Clouseau.
But the reality is that the overall script does not match the four
great "Pink Panther" works. In the original series of movies, things
started going downhill in "Revenge of the Pink Panther" (and continued
much further in the follow-ups without Sellers). Sellers could not
salvage "Revenge," in which there was too much klutzy humor including
overuse of Cato. But Cato fighting is better than fighting with a
colleague's young karate kids, as Martin does here. Overall, the silly
overrides the witty or sophisticated in "Pink Panther 2.".