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If you liked the Sellars version, you will hate this film
The Pink Panther 2 (DVD)
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The Pink Panther 2 (DVD)
Advantages: Some funny set pieceshttp://img.dooyoo.c o.uk/GB_EN/yoo3/buttons/i 7_preview.gif
Disadvantages: Awful dialogue, Martin is rubbish as Clouseau
I“m not sure if this is one of the worst film“s i“ve ever seen or if it actually wasn“t that bad, we got a copy from Lovefilm thankfully so either way it doesn“t matter too much.
This is a modern take on Blake Edwards Pink Panther, lacking Edwards and more importantly lacking the utterly irreplacable Peter Sellars, well they tried to replace him with Steve Martin a man who hasn“t made a decent film for 20 years.
Martin plays Inspector Clouseau, the eponymous French detective, whereas Sellars played on the language and general ridiculousness of Clouseau as a man who stumbles onto solving problems, Martin plays Clouseau as a pompous, clumsy twit who is also brilliant.
The supporting cast is great but I do wonder what they were thinking, the beautiful Emily Mortimer plays Clouseau“s secretary and love object whilst Andy Garcia and Alfred Molina play brilliant Italian and English detectives respectively.
Jeremy Irons has a bit part as an angsty Brit and Jean Reno plays Clouseau“s assistant a man with personal problems but who idolises Clouseau.
The film follows the Dream Team, Clouseau, Garcia, Molina and a Japanese and Indian Detective as they try to catch the Tornado a thief who has stolen from the Vatican, Rome, Paris and some of the worlds great art treasures.
What follows is high jinks as Clouseau falls from the papal balcony dressed as the pope, burns down hotels, fights with kids and generally makes a tit of himself.
I found the film funny in parts but didn“t think it was a patch on the original, the film is ridiculous, with awful acting, appalling dialogue and the only good thing is some funny physical comedy.
I would recommend this as a way to pass an hour and a half with a few laughs, but it really is rubbish, Martin is poor, the supporting cast rightly look embarrassed and the best thing for me were some great shots of Paris.
Available on Amazon for 7.27 which is appalling as you really should be paid to watch it.
Summary: If you liked the Sellars version, you will hate this film