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Old 30-08-2013, 00:18
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I have seen Airplane a few times over the years but i had only seen Airplane II once & that was back sometime in the early 90's.

So last night i watched both films back to back & i found myself laughing out loud more with the gags from Airplane II than i did with Airplane.Now don't get me wrong i still find Airplane funny & i know some of the gags used in Airplane II are either the exact same or very similar to those used in Airplane but overall i found it to be more funnier.

I didn't know until i watched Airplane II last night that it wasn't Abrahams & Zucker that wrote this.
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Old 30-08-2013, 00:48
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Airplane is my favourite comedy film of all time but I do think the sequel gets a lot of unnecessary criticism. It's not as good as the first but it was never going to be. There are a few fantastic scenes though. The whole courtroom 'Buddy couldn't handle it?' exchange is one of my favourite examples of brilliant comedy writing in films.
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Old 30-08-2013, 03:41
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I like both films but the first Airplane is better then the second, Airplane 2 is pretty much a retread of the first film but set on a spaceship.
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Old 30-08-2013, 10:45
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My brother spent months looking for this on DVD. Until he found out it was under another title
(titled Flying High! in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, and the Philippines) lol
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Old 30-08-2013, 16:44
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Airplane was the first time I had seen that type of comedy so I almost wet myself as a kid watching it, it was such revelation, it was the Star Wars moment so I have to say the original was better.
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Old 30-08-2013, 16:55
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No!!!!
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Old 30-08-2013, 16:57
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Airplane is my favourite comedy film of all time but I do think the sequel gets a lot of unnecessary criticism. It's not as good as the first but it was never going to be. There are a few fantastic scenes though. The whole courtroom 'Buddy couldn't handle it?' exchange is one of my favourite examples of brilliant comedy writing in films.
"Andy went to pieces?"

Love both films - never understood the dislike of the sequel.
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Old 30-08-2013, 20:46
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Agreed, although the sequel did have its moments.
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Old 30-08-2013, 20:46
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Yes

Because Shatner's nuttiness just gives it the edge.
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Old 30-08-2013, 21:19
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My God, that's worse than I thought

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE8Tc1cvSYM&t=0m50s
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Old 30-08-2013, 21:22
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Sequel is good but the original is far more quotable.
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Old 30-08-2013, 23:29
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prefer the first, but in the seond the courtroom scenes, and the sliding doors are great.
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Old 30-08-2013, 23:30
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There are a few fantastic scenes though. The whole courtroom 'Buddy couldn't handle it?' exchange is one of my favourite examples of brilliant comedy writing in films.
"Andy went to pieces?"
The court room scene does have some funny moments like the ones mentioned above.Another favourite of mine from the courtroom scene is the following.

Prosecutor: Dr. Stone, would you give the court your impression of Mr. Striker?
Dr. Stone: I'm sorry, I don't do impressions... my training is in psychiatry.
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Old 31-08-2013, 12:29
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One scene I thought was funny in Airplane 2 is the William Shatner door scene..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf_kjwOSjGI
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Old 31-08-2013, 12:42
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My brother spent months looking for this on DVD. Until he found out it was under another title
(titled Flying High! in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, and the Philippines) lol
FWIW, in Japan, it's known as 'Flying High 2: a Dodgy Journey to the Moon' or 'Flying High II: A Really Risky Journey to the Moon' (Furaingu Hai 2: Kiken ga Ippai Tsuki e no Tabi) https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/フライングハイ2/危険がいっぱい月への旅

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That page says the filmmakers wanted the original title of Airplane! to be Kentucky Fried Airplane, to associate it with The Kentucky Fried Movie, but it was shortened to Airplane! upon its release for legal reasons. Huh. I never knew that.
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Old 31-08-2013, 14:32
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"Andy went to pieces?"
over Macho Grande?
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Old 31-08-2013, 15:30
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over Macho Grande?
No, I'll never get over Macho Grande.
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Old 31-08-2013, 18:40
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"drink problem"

One scene I thought was funny in Airplane 2 is the William Shatner door scene..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf_kjwOSjGI
that and the rhino in ace ventura two make me howl with laughter
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Old 31-08-2013, 19:32
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I haven't seen it for years, but I remember this scene :
Stewardess "Well, we're just a tad off course"
Passenger "How much of a tad ?"
Stewardess "In space terms, it's about a quarter of a million miles !"
Chaos and mass hysteria ensues !
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Old 31-08-2013, 20:34
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I haven't seen it for years, but I remember this scene :
Stewardess "Well, we're just a tad off course"
Passenger "How much of a tad ?"
Stewardess "In space terms, it's about a quarter of a million miles !"
Chaos and mass hysteria ensues !
But only after the passengers are told they're out of coffee. The fact they're half a million miles off course, flying through an asteroid belt, and flying without a navigation system doesn't seem to worry them
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:32
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I saw Airplane two years ago and loved it, one of my top 10 comedy films but part 2 was awful, slightly better than modern comedy films but that's about all. Maybe the novelty wore out imo...
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Old 19-09-2013, 06:02
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Thought i'd mention that Airplane II is on Film 4 tonight at 7.20pm or you can catch it 1hr later on Film 4+1
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Old 19-09-2013, 22:53
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Far too many of the jokes are just re-hashes of the first film.

I do laugh at:

'He flew with me over Macho Grande'
'And he's still alive?'
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Old 19-09-2013, 22:54
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Far too many of the jokes are just re-hashes of the first film.

I do laugh at:

'He flew with me over Macho Grande'
'And he's still alive?'
I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande
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