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Airplane II: The Sequel

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Classic comedy with frequent sex and drug references.

Movie PG 1982 85 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 13+

An unimaginative rehash with Shatner thrown in for good measure

The first time I saw this film was after my family got cable television in 1983. The film was on heavy rotation and for an 8 year old it was a scream!! I thought it was the best thing I had ever seen! Many said that the original was better but since I had not seen the original this was all I had to go off of and I loved every second of the ridiculousness. But really what I wanted was more Stucker, more Hagerty and more Bridges. Which you definitely get in Airplane! (1980). In this one it is clear that the studio decided to create a formula that they tried to replicate hence why this film feels like a redo of the original and not as funny. Although I will always stand by every Stephen Stucker joke, rest in power.
age 15+

Ok movie

3 naked women Sex 4/5 Violence 3/5 Language 3/5 Drugs alcohol and smoking 3/5

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (2 ):

In an interesting twist, Airplane! and its sequel -- called, appropriately enough, AIRPLANE II: THE SEQUEL -- have held up better than the 1970s disaster movies they were parodying. The sight gags, puns, pratfalls, satire, and rapid-fire wit are as unrelenting in Airplane II: The Sequel​ as in the original. Some jokes work better than others, and some jokes haven't held up past the movie's initial 1982 release, but, on the whole, this is still a very funny comedy.

Indeed, quite a few of the jokes (references to the Moral Majority, for instance) will go over the heads of younger viewers, and some of the jokes (especially ones involving priests) will be offensive to some. Nonetheless, most teens and parents will find themselves laughing out loud more than a few times. There is absolutely nothing serious about this movie, and somehow it's managed to stand the test of time. Just don't let the PG rating fool you; if released today, the movie would be rated PG-13.

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