Recently, I was thinking about that new film Tower Heist.
And while I didn't actually see the film it appeared to me to be a flop and not funny at all. Maybe it side-splitting and maybe I'm missing out, but I was thinking about this movie and how the best Eddie Murphy films might have been (dare I say) in the 80s.
Remember this character?
How can you go wrong with a funny, street-smart Detroit cop? Especially when he's played by the often hilarious Eddie Murphy. I'm not saying that none of his other films have been good, I enjoyed Showtime (yeah, I'm probably the only one) and I enjoyed Norbit (if you haven't seen it then you can't laugh at me liking it). I'm sure there are some other films I can't think of off the top of my head, but the point is, when it came to cop/law films (I know that in Tower Heist Murphy's character isn't a cop but an ex-con so I classify that as a law film in the sense that he's on the other side of the law), the Beverly Hills Cop series was his best.
Now I hear that they might be making another one.
Okay, so it would be a TV show, not a movie, and it wouldn't be starring Murphy. It would be based on his son's life, and wouldn't probably have all the cool 80s music in the soundtrack. But even if Murphy can't go back to his smart mouthed Detroit cop roots, at least his legacy will carry on forever. And if the show doesn't even get past the concept, then at least you can watch the Beverly Hills Cop movies on Netflix.