Friday, April 18, 2014
HOT SHOTS! PART DEUX (1993)
Part Deux is, of course, directly related to the original HOT SHOTS!, but since they shifted gears away from TOP GUN and parody more on the Rambo franchise it feels really fresh with tons of new material to mine for jokes. The humor is more absurd, the story broader, Charlie Sheen is probably the funniest he's ever been, Lloyd Bridges is hilarious, even Richard Crenna (who I've never thought of as a comedic actor) was surprisingly funny and the beautiful Brenda Bakke's presence didn't hurt anything...except the tensile strength of my pants crotchitoldal area!
As enjoyable as the first film is, I think Part Deux might be just a little bit better. To be sure I better go rewatch them both.
Part 1 - Hot Shots!