Pink Panther 2
Nowadays it seems like every movie is a remake or a sequel, but in the comedy, The Pink Panther 2, we have a remake from 1963 and a sequel from 2006. When priceless artifacts like the Shroud of Turin, the Magna Carta and the Pink Panther Diamond are stolen, Chief Inspector Dreyfus (John Cleese) reluctantly calls in the bumbling French Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Steve Martin) whose current assignment is writing parking tickets. Inspector Clouseau joins a dream team from around the world comprised of inspectors such as Vicenzo (Andy Garcia), Pepperidgo (Alfred Molina) and others who are trying to learn the identity of the elusive thief known only as the “Tornado.” Because of the naive ill-mannered ways in which Clouseau interacts with women and foreigners he is required to take a crash course with etiquette instructor Mrs. Berenger (Lily Tomlin). (Perhaps I should take the course as well since I – along with most of the people in the theater – was laughing at the politically incorrect jokes.) As Clouseau and the dream team travel around the world trying to track down the Tornado, he burns down restaurants, fights kids, and even falls off the Pope’s balcony. This film is full of pratfalls, sight gags, and physical comedy. Even though Steve Martin tries his best, the script is uninspiring and unoriginal and he seems to struggle with each joke. The highlight is the Pink Panther music and the Pink Panther cartoon at the beginning of the movie – but it’s silent and I couldn’t see it anyway. This film is ideal if you’re under 12 years old but what about the adults? I heard many of the adults laughing from beginning to end, so adults will love this, too. I must admit that I miss Peter Sellers from the original film and I can only give this one a C rating.
This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.