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Is Murder Mystery 2 (2023) Worth a Watch? | Review

In the sequel to the 2019 Netflix rom-com about a chaotic husband-and-wife detective team, Nick (Adam Sandler) and Audrey (Jennifer Aniston), the pair have become full-time detectives but are struggling to get their agency off the ground. They find themselves at the centre of international wedding disaster when they are invited by the Maharajah (Adeel Akhtar) to his wedding. Of course, things don’t go to plan and the couple are the main suspects in his disappearance.

The majority of Murder Mystery 2 was filmed on O'ahu, Hawaii, and in Paris, France. The movie starts off in Hawaii where filming took place for the wedding set up then the whole cast were shipped off to Paris to film to remaining half of the movie. These films are not made because of a love for cinema, these are a perfect example of money making movies but sadly, it was surprisingly entertaining! Although a very slow beginning which felt incredibly staged and gimmicky the movie really picked up speed when transported to Paris. The stories are simplistic, the central murder/kidnapping narrative is not hard to follow in the slightest and is definitely marketed as a goofy, almost spoof murder mystery movie. This film isn’t intellectual but purely made for comic effect and an excuse to get Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anniston, two of the best comedic actors on screen together.

I am a fan of a simple crime drama, something with genuine jokes and an all star cast. The cast defiantly help this feature, they distract from the lack of narrative and bring comedy in every moment. Murder Mystery 2 (2023) is a funny excuse for a movie, nothing groundbreaking and nowhere near as compelling or original as the first but I did come out of the experience having had a good time watching.

Probe Points 5/10


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