Friday, November 09, 2007

Beverly Hills Cop

In 1984 a classic police movie was born, Beverly Hills Cop. A hot-shot Detroit Detective, Axel Foley, receives a surprise visit from his buddy Mike from California. However, Mike’s stay didn’t last long in Detroit as he was murdered right in front of Axel. Foley decides to purse the murderer, Zach and follows him to California. There Detective Foley teams up with two clownshoe Beverly Hills police officers; Billy Rosewood and Sergeant John Taggart to solve Mike Tandino’s murder.
Beverly Hill’s Cop is blatantly a 1980’s movie. Eddie Murphy was in the prime of his career as an actor, and everyone knew who he was because he was a comedic icon during the decade. Also some of the clothing choices were typical of the era, for example Sergeant Taggart’s plaid suit he wears before they raid the house and Axel’s lettermen jacket. The elctronic beats in the songs throughout the movie were stereotypical of songs in the decade as well. The theme song to Beverly Hill’s Cop is one of the most well-known in movie history.
I definitely recommend this movie if you haven’t seen it because it’s very entertaining. There was never a dull moment because Beverly Hills Cop has the best of both worlds action and comedy. The action scenes were wicked intense. The one’s in particular are when Axel, Billy and John storm Victor Maitland’s house and the shootout at the warehouse. Also, the non-stop comedy from he oh so sarcastic Eddie Murphy adds to the enjoyment of watching this classic film.

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