Murder Mystery 2 had a great cast with a plotline that was gripping. It merged cultures, detectives, and cultured relationships all in the right way. In the rush to do a little of everything, the movie got chaotic faster than the audience can process the happenings.
The plot of Murder Mystery 2 follows Audrey Spitz (played by Jennifer Anniston) and Nick Spitz (played by Adam Sandler) through their chaotic lives where they’re struggling. They're on the verge of bankruptcy with their career as private detectives, and it's taking a toll on their relationship.
When their filthy rich friend Maharaja asks them to come to their wedding as a last-minute invite, they believe it is just the escape they need from reality. While arriving at the venue of the wedding - which is a private island, of course - the Spitz couple takes a spin on a private helicopter. They are amazed at how grand the wedding is with roughly 400 people attending.
The entire event is in place, and everything seems to be going smoothly. The couple is happy and cannot seem to wait to marry each other. Nick and Audrey are pampered with all sorts of riches like iPhones and vintage Nike Air Forces as their wedding presents. The bed is twice the size they're used to, and that really did catch my attention.
During the pre-wedding party (I think), the bride and groom's parties seem to be enjoying themselves while dancing their hearts out. The groom is supposed to make his grand entry on an elephant when suddenly they discover that it is the bodyguard disguised as the groom and he has been shot. The groom seems to be lost and it is a classic kidnapping case. The wedding parties go into a frenzy, and the Shitzs step up to help solve the case.
As they navigate through the prime suspects - your classic Chad, Francisco, the Mean Girl and her sidekick, Countess, and Imani, the victim’s sister, Saira, the trustworthy officer, Colonel, and the bride herself, Claudette. Oh, and of course, the messy Shitzs.
No one questions it when an outside investigator is brought in. He is one of the top negotiators in the world - Miller. He is strong, has that accent, and shows his dominance over others instantly. He is ready to get the negotiation done and over with as fast as possible. The Shitzs get kicked right into the center of the negotiation and soon enough they're stealing Lamborghinis and $70 million as they run around the city of love, Paris. It’s a messy and chaotic fest. The audience had to keep following the entire scene. You blink once and you gotta get ready to rewind a little.
It’s got it all. Absolute chaos, messy beginnings, end, and it's perfectly flawed. Despite what the stars on google say, I think this was a stunning movie and a great watch for when you don't want to think too much. The plot might be hard to follow somewhere in between, but the entire concept is really easy to understand.
It’s predictable yet somehow happens to surprise you just when you think it can't anymore. It’s got the assholes and the sweethearts that no one seems to get enough of. Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler did an amazing job playing the Shitzs. They were stunning from start to end as their chaotic selves. The side roles were great too. I loved the characters each of them wore on their sleeve and played out amazingly well.
The plot twist at the end was exactly hard to guess, but the overall beauty of the film lies in the chaos it creates. It’s a must-watch for people who loved Red Notice!
Final Score- [7/10]
Reviewed by - Jess Doshi
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