Monday, 4 April 2011

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Review (Updated)









Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls


Release Date: 30th November 1995 – Australia


Production Companies
Morgan Creek Productions

Distribution
Roadshow Distribution


Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG

Runtime: 90 minutes


Budget: $30,000,000

Box Office Gross: $212,385,533
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
Ace Ventura, emerging
from self-imposed exile
in a remote Himalayan
hideaway, travels to
Africa with explorer
Fulton Greenwall to find
a sacred bat which is
told to avert a war
between with Watchootoo
and Wachati tribes. Of
course, when Ace gets
involved, all hell breaks
loose...


Cast
Jim Carrey - Ace Ventura
Ian McNeice - Fulton Greenwall
Simon Callow - Vincent Cadby
Maynard Eziazhi - Ouda
Bob Gunton - Burton Quinn
Sophie Okonedo - The Wachati Princess
Andrew Steel - Mick Katie
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje - Hitu

Crew
Writer/Director - Steve Oderkerk
Characters - Jack Bernstein
Producer - James G. Robinson
Cinematography - Donald E. Thorin
Film Editor - Malcolm Campbell
Music - Robert Folk


Review
Returning to play the character with an understanding catchphrase that he started in the first Ventura movie, Jim Carrey makes us laugh again in ACE VENTURA: WHEN NATURE CALLS. Unlike the first one, the second instalment has less lowbrow humour and has an intelligent plot but is funnier and wild in what can be appreciated as a lighthearted, energetic sequel. I was entertained by two of its scenes that are amusing including the Slinky scene and the other where Ace gets trapped in the fake rhino and gets out of it making people think that the rhino is giving birth to a baby.

You know, there's supposedly a perfect explanation why Carrey disliked doing follow-ups with the same character he's already portrayed once before, but I deliberately disagree about this view as a clear example where Carrey has followed up with a sequel that is entertaining than the original. WHEN NATURE CALLS is a great comical sequel and much better than the original, even to the public reception. Alrighty then!

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie


1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this review. I especially enjoyed your plot summary. You have such a gift with words and I hope that you continue what you're doing. I have liked the movies and I would like to see more comedy review. Great review

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