Friday 31 March 2023

REVIEW: Murder Mystery 2 - Starring Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler

Review by Jon Donnis
A 79-minute action comedy! Are you kidding me? This is film heaven for me! Throw in Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, and surely you can't go wrong.

I have to be honest; I can't remember the first film much, but I am sure I must have seen it. But the fact that I can't remember it makes no difference to enjoying this film as the previous film is explained pretty well at the start.

After starting their own detective agency, Nick (Adam Sandler) and Audrey Spitz (Jennifer Aniston) find themselves invited to a private island by their friend, the Maharajah (Adeel Akhtar). He is marrying a French woman called Claudette (Mélanie Laurent) whom he met in Paris, France.

Everything is going well until the wedding day when the Maharajah enters the area on the back of an elephant. He has been stabbed in the back, but after he falls, we discover that it isn't the Maharajah but instead Mr. Lou (Myo Leong). The stabbing was a distraction, and the Maharajah has been kidnapped. Nick and Audrey realize that there must have been an accomplice, and that someone present must have been in on it.

The next day, the kidnapper asks for a $70m ransom.

As with any Adam Sandler film, you can expect a lot of absurd set pieces and ridiculous moments. If you are a fan of Sandler, then this film ticks all the boxes for his kind of humor. Throw in Jennifer Aniston, who is excellent in her own right and, to keep the male viewers happy, gets to show off those still amazing legs, and this is a really good little action comedy.

The film has a very strong cast, including names like Mark Strong and Adeel Akhtar.

The Good
Great action scenes, plenty of ridiculous moments that you would expect from Adam Sandler, some laugh out loud comedy moments and one liners.

The Bad
I feel like this is basically the same plot as Glass Onion from last year?

At 79 minutes this has a perfect run time, it is super easy to watch, has a great cast, great action scenes, and some good comedy.

You really cant go wrong here, if you are a fan of Sandler or Aniston then this film is must watch.

I score Murder Mystery 2 a solid 8/10

Out Now on Netflix.