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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Likeable but not very scary sequel
Tom Everett Scott and Julie Delpy help make this a better film than it would otherwise be as a very likeable and effective central couple. However, the same problem with Americans filming in Europe occurs here as in so many Hollywood scripts - the locals are all either obscure 'foreigners', or punks or neo-nazis. While this would be good to help build the tension in a...
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars How Bad is This?
I decided early on not to compare this to the original, as the two incomparable in virtually every aspect. However, given that this uses the name, it has to be mentioned that this is nowhere near as good, and is just a weak attempt to cash in as much as anything. If it weren't for the cash cow aspect, this would probably be a 3-star werewolf film. Maybe even 3.5. Never 4...
Published on 19 July 2009 by Amazon Customer


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Likeable but not very scary sequel, 6 Aug. 2010
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This review is from: An American Werewolf In Paris [DVD] [1997] (DVD)
Tom Everett Scott and Julie Delpy help make this a better film than it would otherwise be as a very likeable and effective central couple. However, the same problem with Americans filming in Europe occurs here as in so many Hollywood scripts - the locals are all either obscure 'foreigners', or punks or neo-nazis. While this would be good to help build the tension in a horror that was deadly serious, here the director tries to match the comedy/horror tactics of the original, and gets it wrong. There's too much comedy, and Everett Scott's character is made to play it for laughs far too often, the only scene that hits the black humour mark being a predatory scene in a restaurant with a date.
The bad guys are de-mystified far too early in the film, and we see a huge amount of the werewolves FAR too early. It doesn't help that they're CGI, and while they're quite well done, with a stunning fountain sequence a real standout, they don't feel solid and real - and therefore the horror loses a huge amount of it's impact. If the beast on screen doesn't feel like it's really THERE, then the film has little hope.
There are some great moments, including a 'trapped' sequence that was brilliantly done. However the climax and the bad guys are a mess, and you never believe that Everett Scott is truly horrified or losing his mind, the way David Naughton made you feel his David was in the first film. The original's darker, more horrifying and violent tone is mishandled here, replaced by thrills and spills, special effects, and a massive amount more action. As an action film, it's quite good fun and makes for a daft entertaining night in. As a horror film, it doesn't cut the mustard.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars How Bad is This?, 19 July 2009
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This review is from: An American Werewolf In Paris [DVD] [1997] (DVD)
I decided early on not to compare this to the original, as the two incomparable in virtually every aspect. However, given that this uses the name, it has to be mentioned that this is nowhere near as good, and is just a weak attempt to cash in as much as anything. If it weren't for the cash cow aspect, this would probably be a 3-star werewolf film. Maybe even 3.5. Never 4. I think they should have just done that and abandoned any pretence at this being a sequel to American Werewolf in London.

Obligatory grumble aside, on with the film. Well, it's not that bad on it's own, but it isn't a classic. As a daft, low budget horror, it actually stands up quite well. The goofy humour is about right for this sort of film (but doesn't ever match the wit of the original), and the plot does have a little more to it than the average daft, low budget horror. There are one or two good set pieces (I liked the idea of werewolves in a nightclub, but don't think it was executed very well), but not enough to set it aside as a decent horror... However.

For me, this film (aside from the first para grumble) is let down by the fact that the werewolves look appaling. They are rendered in bad CGI, and look more like neolithic men or bigfoot than werewolves. The movement is bad too. This is very early CGI (I'm not a great fan of it now, let alone back in 1997), and shouldn't have been used, it is that bad. Similar to Alien 3.

I guess the main reason people would watch this was either as a werewolf film, or still looking for another buzz following the first film (and forgetting how bad this was the first time you saw it). Either way, I think, you'll be disapointed. It's 2-3.5 stars, something to watch if you're at a loose end and fancy watching a goofy horror film with a peculiar plot and some awfully animated werewolves, but don't expect anything more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not really a sequel..., 11 Jun. 2014
Other than the titles, there's not much comparison between this and the far superior American Werewolf in London. As a stand alone film it was enjoyable enough, bit too much dumb slapstick for my liking but decent enough concept with the transformation serum...
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny but not scary, 18 Dec. 2001
This review is from: An American Werewolf In Paris [DVD] [1997] (DVD)
In all a bit of a let down. Sequel to the classic "An American Werewolf in London", this loses much of the appeal by becoming more a slightly gory slapstck comedy than its far more frightening predecessor. That said, it is actually quite funny and carries a goofy charm with it, making it very watchable, if utterly forgettable. The special effects are sometimes impressive but mostly just look computer generated. A definate step down from Waller's last effort, the frankly brilliant "Mute Witness".
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4.0 out of 5 stars The film is way better than any of the other American Werewolf films, 17 Feb. 2015
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The film is way better than any of the other American Werewolf films, partly because of Julie Delpy and Pierre Cosso and also because it takes place in Paris. Quite funny, but some pretty awful special effects. Then again - great scene of a werewolf (Pierre Cosso) running through a Parisian Metro train :-)
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So good, it's scary!, 3 Sept. 2003
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This review is from: An American Werewolf In Paris [DVD] [1997] (DVD)
For some reason, Paris seems to be regarded almost as the poor relation of the American Werewolf films, which is a reputation completely undeserved. The humour is completely different to the original film, but as funny, if not more so. Paris has a much faster pace and more physical comdey, and pulls it off brilliantly with an inspired cast and a kick ass soundtrack. Its differences rather than its similarities to London are what make it so good, after all, what would be the point of just making a clone of the first film? This has been one of my favourite films since the first time I saw it on its release, and is most definitely not forgettable.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An American Werewolf in Paris, 17 May 2013
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ok...so it's not as good as an American werewolf in London but that said" it's still a good and entertaining film in it's own right.
then again an American werewolf in London would be a hard film to live up to by any horror movie standards as it's a real classic.
I do feel that some people's reviews of an American werewolf in paris are a bit harsh as it's really not that bad of a film.
just don't expect it to live up to the first one...after all it is what it is. maybe it's not the best werewolf film ever. but if your going to compare it to the original first film then you might be disappointed. otherwise it's ok. recommended
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2.0 out of 5 stars Inferior, 15 Jan. 2013
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I found this to be rather inferior - sound and picture quality left rather a lot to be desired! More like a pirated copy compared with the first American werewolf in London movie.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This will help you relax..., 14 Jan. 2014
This review is from: An American Werewolf In Paris [DVD] [1997] (DVD)
The daughter of the werewolf from the London based movie, is living in Paris where her mother and stepfather are trying to overcome her lycanthropic disease.

Three American tourists on a trip around Europe manage to stop her from plunging to her death from the top of the Eiffel tower and become embroiled in a plot involving a secret society of werewolves based in the city.

But these are using a drug which allows them to change at any time so there's no need for a full moon...

Another year, another pointless sequel, and this time they go on a Eurotrip.

From the upstart, it looks very dodgy, and the humour is more than forced in this sequel. The makers try and connect the film with Julie Delpy, but this just adds insult to the first movie.

Scott is a poor lead, and never convinces, and talking about convincing, the CGI is some of the worse I have ever seen. If you think the CGI in spawn was bad, the wolves in this are beyond ridiculous, and detract any sort of tension the movie may have had.

The first film is homaged a little with the dream within a dream sequence, but again, it's handled poorly.

Stick with the first movie, it's a classic, and there's no bungee jumping in sight..
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great film for a night in, 8 May 2014
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Didnt have to wait 2 long was happy with purchess no damage very pleased with it a gd horror 2 watch with friends
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