Blues Brothers 2000
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Dan Aykroyd and John Landis teamed to script this sequel to The Blues Brothers (1980), which they also co-scripted. With Landis once again at the helm as director, Aykroyd re-creates his role of rhythm-and-blues man Elwood Blues, and the film's numerous R&B performances and production numbers include Aretha Franklin singing her classic "Respect". Released from prison after serving 18 years for the havoc depicted in the first film, Elwood learns that while he was serving time, his pal Jake Blues (John Belushi) has died, as did their hi-de-ho music mentor Curtis (Cab Calloway).… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The sequel offers more of the same, only less."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"Once the new sequel gets past its cumbersome plotting and gets down to its music, it overrides the temptation to suggest buying the soundtrack recording and forgetting the rest."
‑ Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times
"It goes without saying that Blues Brothers 2000 doesn't carry the original's significance and R-rated personality, yet select treats remain, while the soundtrack wails triumphantly."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Another time, another planet."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Landis apparently lost almost any trace of inspiration or creativity."
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"This isn't a sequel, it's a remake."
‑ , Time Out
"'I always thought there was another story to be told,' Landis says in the film's notes. Fine; then tell one."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Endless scenes of pointless buffoonery and crashing cars."
‑ Sandra Contreras, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Buy the soundtrack and rent the one with Belushi."
‑ Tom Meek, Film Threat
"The greatest car crash ever, but not a funny movie."
‑ Fred Topel,
"Once upon a time, it was funny."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"It's a pity the film doesn't respect the art of acting as much as that of music."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"There must be a niche audience for this travesty -- probably among teenagers whose hearing and mental faculties are impaired."
‑ , Film4
"Easily one of the most worthless, shameless, and unnecessary sequels ever concocted. Not even the music can save it."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Not bad. Too bad it's not good, either."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
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