- Bill Schaffer
- Central Oregonian - News
>webstory2"Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" was a surprisingly satisfying movie to watch. I really liked it, even though the movie is mostly cheesy and follows the pattern developed by the first two.
The plot is relatively easy to describe: Mick's partner Sue (Linda Kozlowski) is asked by her father to go back to the states to take over his paper until he can find a new boss, after the mysterious death of the old boss. And Mick and their son Mikey go along to Los Angeles as well, where Mick breaks a smuggling ring.
"Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" is very refreshing in its completely good-natured and laid back attitude.
Which is sort of the problem. The movie wasn't that good but I am glad I saw it. The way I figure it is that "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" is a fantastic kids movie. This and "Spy Kids" (which has grown on me since I've seen it) are the movies you should be taking your kids to.
There is no death in the movie. There aren't any crude, nasty jokes. It is just a pleasant, good-natured, moral movie that is at least somewhat likable to adults as well as children. Which is a great thing.
Paul Hogan is just the nicest, coolest, and mellowest guy ever.
You just have to love him and whatever he is in, even if it is silly.