Crocodile Dundee II

Movie review by
Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media
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Aussie hero returns in mindless shoot-'em-up.
  • PG
  • 2008
  • 110 minutes

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 2 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

Hero is shown "fishing" with dynamite. Villains are stereotypical Latin drug lords, drug runners, and henchmen. Some Asian stereotypes seen as well.

Violence

Wild West-like shoot-'em-ups in multiple scenes (without blood or gore). Off-camera murders. Dundee as "super human" bests villains in scene after scene of physical action, including dangling a man from a skyscraper. A kidnapping at gunpoint. Threats with knife, hairpulling, subway gunplay, punches.

Sex

Some spoken innuendo: "what's he like in bed?" and "how's it hanging?" one romantic kiss; heroine shows her bra to entice bad guys and capture them.

Language

Frequent use of "s--t." One instance each of: "that bastard," "bitch," and "shove it."

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Heroes are threatened by Latin drug criminals (cocaine references). Some beer drinking, smoking on two occasions.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that most of this movie's 110 minutes are spent with guns blazing while the hero and heroine are in constant jeopardy from marauding drug lords. It's a repetitious cycle of getting caught, getting away, and beginning the chase again. The villains are Hispanic cartoon stereotypes who continually exhibit foolish, self-destructive behavior. With almost no blood or gore, the violence is mostly unreal, not scary, and generally reminiscent of 1940s and '50s Western violence (i.e., Roy Rogers or Hopalong Cassidy). Hero Dundee's idea of recreational fishing is dynamiting a river and scooping up the dead fish afterward.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byJimHawkinsfan February 15, 2015

Less content than the first

In this movie Mick and Sue get involved with stopping a drug lord. Not quite as touching as the first. Some swearing s-words, Lords name in vain and some lesser... Continue reading
Adult Written byChrissy D. October 18, 2017

Good Classic Movie

I watched this when I was a kid and a few times as an adult. I've always loved how down-to-Earth the characters are. In my opinion, it shows an example o... Continue reading

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What's the story?

In this sequel to the quite delightful and popular Crocodile Dundee, Mick Dundee (Paul Hogan) has moved to New York city to set up housekeeping with his reporter girlfriend, Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski). A "fish out of water" in the big city, Mick's job-hunting is cut short when Sue becomes the target of some vicious drug lords who have murdered her ex-lover. The chase is on and it takes the audience through the streets of New York City as well as across the austere beauty of the Australian outback.

Is it any good?

CROCODILE DUNDEE II is far less charming than the original. It forgoes the humor and quirky characters, settling instead for predictable action and stock Latin drug dealers in a slow-moving, low-energy shoot-'em-up adventure. The dashing crocodile hunter, once gentle, funny, and irresistible, has given way to a crass hero who can trounce just about anyone. As his female counterpart, Sue mostly plays the damsel in distress, looking beautiful, smiling wistfully at the most inappropriate moments, and being awed by the exploits of her new best friend. It's a disappointing follow-up to an inventive original.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how Mick Dundee adjusts to life in New York City after leaving the Australian outback. How is his life different in the city? What do you think he would miss? What would surprise him? Why is he better equipped to fight the bad guys in his old environment? What happens to the villains when they arrive in Mick's world? What specific things do the filmmakers choose to show the differences in the two "habitats"?

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