Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) - Comedy, Sci-Fi

Hohum Score

4

Breathtaking

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track - again?

IMDB: 6.2
Director: Ken Finkleman
Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty
Length: 85 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 12 out of 132 found boring (9.09%)

One-line Reviews (25)

however,i found it more tedious than airplane 1,which i thought was impossible.

A good comedy should be one that makes you remember jokes just as you're about to doze off to sleep and then you can't sleep because you're laughing away.

more tedious than the first one,and that's saying something .

I know that it was silly, but for some reason I enjoyed it .

It's always hard to follow a certified classic picture, no matter how often a studio dictates that this is the case.

The repetitive plot, relationships, and reactions.

Overall, the film is funny and is very enjoyable.

Hilarious as well as silly spoof is loaded with nutty situations , irony , slapdash , slapstick , comedy with tongue-in-cheek , bad taste jokes , rapid flash thrilling choreography , funny situations and with a distinctly American sense of humor .

Unfortunately I felt that the first third of the movie gets off to a very slow start.

Makes some of the jokes quite predictable.

Not as good as the first, but still enjoyable .

It's still as entertaining as it was twenty one years ago.

Rating : Average but entertaining and funny .

The repetitive kind of jokes from the first movie (people get bored out of Striker's story, drunken McCroskey, panicked fighting passengers,.. etc).

It is a hilarious movie, endlessly quotable and entertaining and if there is a role and performance the late Leslie Nielson should be remembered by it is Airplane!

Boasting the writing talents of David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker (Z/A/Z), the film accurately lampooned the formulaic disaster movies from the 1970's, which commonly boasted a ridiculously large roster of former A-list superstars to battle against whatever crisis they found themselves caught up in.

It's hard to follow perfection....

While it's slower-paced than the gut-bustingly funny AIRPLANE and re-uses some of the same material, AIRPLANE II packs more science fiction movie in-jokes into its length than any other film I've seen, and stands up to repeated viewings better.

I'm a big fan of the original Airplane and this sequel is more of the same goofy gags, enjoyable puns and non sequiturs, as well as a general pastiche of ham acting and disaster and science-fiction movies.

Definitely a much more entertaining and funny movie than the first (which I rated a 4 out of 10), Airplane 2 had me chuckling throughout, as well as going "D'oh!

The humor is predictable.

This gets boring after a while.

), David Leisure (Empty Nest and the Isuzu guy), Rick Overton, Herve Villaichaize as the little breather, and IMDb sez Joyce DeWitt (Janet from Three's Company) and George Wendt (from Cheers) even have uncredited roles!

I didn't mind that the story in concept was more of the same, some sequels that follow that formula work, but this was a case where it didn't because the story is carried out in a predictable fashion and the film never feels secure in its pacing either.

Doing it once or twice, say like in Austin Powers, its OK, but if most of your jokes are based on the original jokes from the first movie, then it quickly becomes tiresome and unfunny.