Eddie Murphy and company knew exactly what they were putting together with this follow-up to the 1988 mega-hit, and the meta-humor indeed helps carry it across the finish line. (One character even bemoans 35-years-later movie sequels that nobody asked for.) It’s essentially a rehash of every joke from the first film (and everyone is back for the return ride), but this sequel still has enough breezy fun to warrant a watch. As with the original, the best parts are the barbershop scenes, and, of course, you can’t go wrong with a dose of Sexual Chocolate.

3.5/5 stars