Blues Brothers 2000

"Terrible"

Blues Brothers 2000 Review


Belushi is rolling in his grave, can't you feel it?

Unreedemable schlock, Blues Brothers 2000 is a blatant ripoff of the original. The script is virtually stolen verbatim, only perverted and twisted to seem different, while simultaneously robbing the film of all its originality, humor, wit, fire, and anything else that would make it watchable.

How bad are we talking? The "big crime" that has Aykroyd and Goodman (a very poor substitute for Belushi) on the run is the theft of $500. Then what? An hour of "putting the band back together," complete with Aretha Franklin singing "Respect." 30 minutes of concerts playing bluegrass and Caribbean music. And a big concert at the end where the cops show up. Two hours-plus, after all the cameos are thrown in.

Message to Hollywood: Make this franchise go away and you will have my undying loyalty.



Blues Brothers 2000

Facts and Figures

Run time: 123 mins

In Theaters: Friday 6th February 1998

Distributed by: Universal Pictures

Production compaines: Universal Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 1 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 45%
Fresh: 20 Rotten: 24

IMDB: 4.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Elwood Blues, as Mighty Mack McTeer, as Cab Chamberlain, J. Evan Bonifant as Buster Blues, B.B. King as Malvern Gasperon, Junior Wells as Junior Wells, as Willie Hall, as Matt 'Guitar' Murphy, as 'Blue Lou' Marini, as Mrs. Murphy, Donald "Duck" Dunn as Donald 'Duck' Dunn, as Steve 'The Colonel' Cropper, as 'Bones' Malone, as 'Mr. Fabulous', as Custodian, as Mr. Pickett, as Reverend Morris, as Cleophus James, as Marco, as The Louisiana Gator Boys, Jack de Johnette as The Louisiana Gator Boys, as The Louisiana Gator Boys, as The Louisiana Gator Boys, Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr. as The Louisiana Gator Boys, as The Louisiana Gator Boys, Jimmie Vaughan as The Louisiana Gator Boys, Kim Roberts as Dancer

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