Blues Brothers 2000 Dts/ (1998)
|Eighteen years after the Brothers' original "mission from God," Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) is getting out of prison and discovering that much has changed in the time he's been away. His partner Jack is gone, his band is no longer together and the orphanage where he grew up has been demolished. Elwood soon realizes that he must embark on a whole new mission to reassemble the old band -- this time with the help of a soulful bartender (John Goodman) -- compete at Queen Moussette's (Erykah Badu) Battle of the Bands and set a wayward orphan named Buster on the path to redemption. In the midst of the mayhem, he's got to prove to the police that there's magic in the music... and a mysterious method behind the Blues Brothers' madness. Special appearances by B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Johnny Lang, Blues Traveler, Eric Clapton and many more. It's an action-packed comedy with lots of Rhythm and Blues.|
"Bonifant steals the show hands down, dancing and acting and taking names. Simon O'Ryan, Box Office Magazine
Editor's NoteUpon his release from prison, now-brotherless Blues Brother Jake Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) puts the band back together with the help of a golden-voiced strip joint bartender (John Goodman) and a precocious 10-year-old orphan (J. Evan Bonifant) on loan from the comically abusive Sister Mary Stigmata (Kathleen Freeman). This hysterical sequel to the original BLUE BROTHERS comedy/musical makes good use of its copious celebrity cameos, which include appearances from old schoolers James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Bo Diddley, and Isaac Hayes in addition to bits from blues phenom Jonny Lang, Erykah Badu, and John Popper.
Cast & Crew
|J. Evan Bonifant|
|John Landis - Director|
|The Blues Brothers Band - Performers|
|John Landis - Producer|
|Dan Aykroyd - Producer|
|Dan Aykroyd - Screenplay|
|John Landis - Screenplay|
Customer Reviews of Blues Brothers 2000 Dts/
Who wrote the official buy.com review?11/10/2002
First of all, Elwood's "partner" was his brother Jake (not Jack). While it's hard to find fault with the Blues Brothers, this movie fails to top its predecessor, the original Blues Brothers (1980). To its credit, it features new musical numbers reasonably on-par with the original film. Also, its new police car crash scene manages to one-up the previous film's version in an excellent manner. But due to Belushi's untimely death, it's just not the same Blues Brothers without Jake. The film stands on its own and may be worth owning, but any true fans of the original Blues Brothers will probably find disappointment.
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