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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

Christ, time flies, doesn’t it? We remember going to see this one at the cinema when it came out, and thinking Bobcat Goldthwaite was dead funny. Older and wiser now, we prefer to draw a discreet veil over the whole business, though we see that even the RT describes this film as ‘lazy’, which is as good a reason as any for a moratorium on the most overused and, well, lazy word in the contemporary critic’s vocabulary. We say, bring back ‘rubbish’!

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  1. Glenn A

    November 1, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    I thought it was funny, particular the gay bar with the tangoing Freddie Mercury lookalikes and that ridiculous gang leader with the screeching voice. It still gets an outing on Sunday afternoons and is a reasonable way to pass two hours. However, it was all downhill from here and Sharon Stone is probably never pleased to be reminded she got her acting break in Police Academy 4.

  2. Lee James Turnock

    May 24, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Bobcat Goldthwait was much, much funnier in One Crazy Summer (1986).

  3. Richard Davies

    August 7, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Worth watching for the scene where epoxy resin is swapped for shampoo, & the use of a Mr Microphone as a bugging device.

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