‘Crocodile’ Dundee (1986)
‘Crocodile’ Dundee, the original/first one, was as usual the best of the trilogy. However, I enjoyed ‘Crocodile’ Dundee II very much as well. I have not seen ‘Crocodile’ Dundee in Los Angeles.
For me, Australia, and in particular, the Australian Outback holds a bit of mystique with all the unique animals, interesting and varied terrain, and the people. If I had a chance to visit any country in the world, it would be Australia. So you can imagine, any movie about Australia would intrigue me.
‘Crocodile’ (Michael J.) Dundee is wonderfully played by Paul Hogan. I think this was the first movie that I really saw Paul Hogan play a leading role and he did an outstanding job. Linda Kozlowsk played Sue Charlton, the female lead in the movie. She was as fantastic in the role, as she is beautiful. These two have some real chemistry between them.
The story centers around ‘Crocodile’ Dundee who is to take a New York reporter, Sue Charlton, through the Australian Outback, or as Mick Dundee calls it, ‘the bush’ — to the place where he was ‘apparently’ attacked by a huge crocodile and survived, and proudly shows off his beautiful pair of crocodile boots. There is some great bantering in the film and great quotes for movie lovers like me. Sue learns some things about ‘the bush’ and Dundee and herself, as does Dundee; and of course Dundee protects Sue when needed. There are some wonderful characters in the film including Dundee’s friends Wally and Nev.
Crocodile Dundee is a charming movie, with a hoped for ending. Well worth seeing just for the banter, but there is so much more to it. It is, in my opinion, a must see movie.
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
Because the movie takes place in New York initially, I wasn’t sure how it would work out, but they did end up back in ‘the bush’ being chased by drug dealers who kidnapped Sue and were threatening her life to get back pictures of the drug lord personally killing someone in South America. Those pictures were taken by an photographer, a friend of Sue. At least until the drug lord had him killed to get back the pictures. Again, some great fun and danger, and banter. It was a good film but not great like the first one.
I was able to find both ‘Crocodile’ Dundee and ‘Crocodile’ Dundee II last month in the $5 bin at Walmart. Great finds! It was like seeing old friends to watch them again.
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
I have not seen Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. It does appear that as often is the case, the third in a series is the least favored, but I would still like to see it.
Since I don’t personally have much to say about it, I will let you look for yourself in the links below: