Writer: Barry W Blaustein, David Sheffield, Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz (Screenplay) Steve Oedekerk, Barry W Blaustein, David Sheffield, Jerry Lewis (Story/Characters)
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Larry Miller, John Ales
Plot: Scientist Sherman Klump’s inventions, his upcoming marriage to his pretty colleague Denise Gaines and his reputation are threatened by his evil clone Buddy Love.
Tagline – Eddie Murphy Is The Klumps
Runtime: 1 Hour 46 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict: Just Gets Worse
Story: Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps starts as Sherman (Murphy) has continued his work in genetics with new professor Denise (Jackson), what they are working on is ground breaking, the problem Sherman is facing is Buddy Love (Murphy) is trying to come back through Sherman with his attitude at first.
With Sherman arranging to marry Denise, Buddy Love finds a way to come back as a clone determined to destroy Sherman’s work to get his share of the money.
Thoughts on Nutty Professor 2 The Klumps
Characters – Sherman Klump is still the likeable professor at the university, he means well and is being haunted by his nightmares of becoming Buddy Love again. He is getting married now with the biggest breakthrough in his career, only after trying to extract the gene that Buddy is part of he starts to lose his intelligence. Buddy Love comes to life through a clone, he still wants to take Sherman’s career and he will go out of his way to make sure he remains a big part of he world. Denise is the fiancée to Sherman, a like minded scientist that has been working with him on the latest project. She doesn’t get too much to other than be the love interest.
Performances – Eddie Murphy taking on more roles here, well large moments as the family members which are just boring to watch, in the leading role he is fine much calmer and less fat joke related, even as Buddy he is harder to watch with the added dog switch. Janet Jackson is fine without her character being more than just a love interest with the rest of the actors not getting enough time to shine.
Story – The story shows us just how Sherman has continued research which sees him wanting to rid his genes of Buddy with disastrous side effects. For the most part this once again tries to do the same storyline about accepting who you are over anything else which Sherman just won’t accept, there is a love angle again which is more serious and the awful amount of focus we must have on the rest of his family because of lack of main story involving Sherman. This is one of those pointless sequels that doesn’t ever have the deepest storylines and in fact it is mostly none existent storyline.
Comedy/Romance – The comedy does cut out moments of the fart jokes, but still doesn’t give us many funny jokes to enjoy. The romance side of the film is slightly more forward with Sherman in the relationship this time around.
Settings – The film uses the similar settings with none of them being used for any moments in the comedy or romance.
Special Effects – The effects have also taken a downturn for the worse with the different moments of practical effects or CGI moments.
Final Thoughts – This is a sequel that is actually even worse than the first film, it shows a lack of comedy and just ends up feeling boring.
Overall: Disappoint, boring and humourless.