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6 of 6 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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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 ric03


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6 of 6 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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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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2.0 out of 5 stars Ehr? Story?, 11 Nov 2000
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Okay, werewolves are cool, and there is nothing wrong with some blood, violence and other horror stuff. But the producers of this movie obviously forgot about the story. The complete movie is just one big chaos. With werewolves. So if you like watching mindless violence..okay..you might like this movie too..If you prefer a movie with actually a story in it you can better do something better with your money. The special effects are okay btw...and the acting isn't that bad either...it's just the story thats bad.
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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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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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1.0 out of 5 stars Crap !, 30 April 2014
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Just watch "An american werewolf in London" , this is the original (5 stars) ! "American Werewolf in Paris" is a very poor modern remake. Forget it !
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5.0 out of 5 stars cheesy but brill, 14 April 2014
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I already have An American Werewolf in London, just had to get this one too. Great, Brill, Fab, Awesome Yay
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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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1.0 out of 5 stars an embarassment to a horror/werewolf classic., 17 Nov 2013
This review is from: An American Werewolf In Paris [DVD] [1997] (DVD)
An American Werewolf in Paris is probably one of the worst sequels and werewolf films of all time. A complete embarassment to a grand classic. it has a lazy story and characters who you hardly care about. The CGI in this horrible flick is just terrible. The first film An American Werewolf in London can kick this inferior sequel's ass at any time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good, 15 Aug 2013
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They were very quick and reliable, i wouldn't hesitate to use them again and could recomend this supplier to anyone
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