Today, in sentences I thought I’d never type: Netflix‘s Beverly Hills Cop 4, a late sequel that’d make like $7 if they dropped it in cinemas, doesn’t look bad.
The first look at the movie was finally released today by Netflix, and while it’s a short teaser trailer, it already shows quite a lot of the tone and overall energy we should expect from Eddie Murphy’s return to the role of Detective Axel Foley. Against all expectations, he looks lively and the best he’s been in a very very long time, regardless of how bad or good the rest of the movie turns out to be. You can watch the preview here.
Murphy is joined by Judge Reinhold, Kevin Bacon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bronson Pinchot, Paul Reiser, John Ashton, Patricia Belcher, and Taylour Paige, among others. The movie is directed by Mark Molloy (Apple at Work: The Underdogs) and written by Will Beall (Aquaman), Kevin Etten (Son of Zorn), and Tom Gormican (The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent).