Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) - Comedy

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When a new gang moves into town it's up to the screwball police team to stop them.

IMDB: 5.8
Director: Jerry Paris
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith
Length: 87 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 11 out of 85 found boring (12.94%)

One-line Reviews (49)

Makes way for a very boring sequel .

Even with a short running time, the pace just drags along and boredom soon sets in.

By the fifth film the series becomes very unwatchable and extremely redundant.

It so boring.

It is enjoyable and sets up the 3rd installment of Police Academy 3: Citizens on patrol.

Enjoyable sequel .

There is also a completely redundant and pointless subplot in the final third that really should have been left on the editing room floor.

I enjoyed the sequel as it was fun, entertaining and laughable in it's characters.

He and his raspy voice are hilarious, and make this film worth watching.


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Boring .

This actually works out, as Cattrall's boring character is nowhere to be seen.

The film has many unique and entertaining moments!!

It so boring and badly written.

This movie is maybe not as funny as the first, but it's still a movie, and entertaining.

By this film the series became unwatchable and redundant.

Even though it's a step down from the first film, it's still entertaining.

Police Academy 2 Their First Assignment is filled with non stop laughs from start to finish honestly I enjoyed this movie more than it's sequels because after wards it got a bit boring.

The truly pure 80ties style of the movie both of pure movie making and comic, it boring watching.

An Entertaining Sequel .

I thought it was just as entertaining as the first one.

Sure, this flick definitely isn't a profound work of sophisticated cinematic art, but it has a certain sweetly goofy quality to it which makes it a completely amusing and entertaining diversion just the same.

Most of the original crew are back and are the stars (Guttenberg, Winslow, Smith) + exciting new talent Bobcat Goldthwait, who somehow never become a star, and Howard Hesseman, best remembered for his work as the teacher in "Head of the Class".

The rest was lost by filling the screenplay with too few laughs, too much empty space and by not filling it with more time by Bobcat Goldthwait.

Long story short: "Police Academy 2" is a pretty bare-bones take on "Police Academy", but it's entertaining.

Even though it's a step down from the first film, it's still entertaining.

The script is devoid of any kind of wit and the story is about as exciting as watching paint dry.

Especially enjoyable is Bobcat Goldthwaite as the emotional gang leader, Zed.

This is due to being poorly timed, feeling laboured and with some abrupt shifts from one to another, parts that are more grossly crude than anything remotely amusing and too much of it has a style of humour that feels far too toned down, which makes the film feel leaden and bland.

Now rather than reveal any more of this movie I will just say that, even though some of the same gags from the previous movie were recycled, it was still an entertaining sequel for the most part.

Marion Ramsey is boring.

Guttenberg along with the other returning actors is okay, Winslow does entertain with his variety of self-made sound effects, including a spoof of Bruce Lee, but it's pointless.

Larvell Jones' first scene, where he makes bodily noises in a restaurant and ruins the date between some uppity tool and his even more uppity date, is about as un-funny as any failed slapstick skit I've ever seen, but I imagine that at least the epoxy-shampoo gag was once a mildly entertaining joke.

A run of the mill but enjoyable sequel that didn't live up-to its potential.

However Police Academy 2 is a highly enjoyable sequel which succeeds in many departments.

This is even slightly more intriguing than the first movie .

is boring.

This was sure to be engaging stuff.

None of the sequels are up to the same level as the original 'Police Academy', most of them actually being pretty bad or worse and lose what was enjoyable about the original in the first place.

Other characters both old and new are also entertaining.

Are we really supposed to give a crap about any of these new characters who are just there to try and either imitate the first one or just being really boring.

Seeing the cadets out on the beat is quite smile inducing, if repetitive.

I actually thought that this was the last good Police Academy movie cause the following sequels were getting boring and it's basically a rehash of the original and believe it or not, I think that PA2 is better than the original cause I actually like Lt.

How cliché.

This is a very boring movie.

Heartfelt and riveting from the first frame to the last.

The first movie is fairly decent, every other one is pointless, c'mon people, these movies are basically about people acting like jag bags because they are police officers.