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Ace's 2nd Outing Is A Triumph,
This review is from: Ace Ventura - When Nature Calls (1995) [DVD] (DVD)
Did you know that Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is the only sequel to a Jim Carrey movie that Jim has actually appeared in? Apparantly the man is not too fond of sequels. But on this occasion he made a smart move hanging around for the second Ace Ventura movie, because When Nature Calls is a top sequel.
Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) travels to Africa for his next assignment. Ace has been hired by posh gentleman, Vincent Cadby (Simon Callow) to find a bat that was stolen from a local African tribe's village. Assisted by Fulton Greenwall (Ian McNeice), Ace searches through the village for clues and questions all potential suspects, as he looks to solve the case before an inter-tribal wedding is due to take place.
The movie is mainly good in the jokes department. The first third is by far the best with the funniest jokes taking place then. The best of which is when Ace thrashes a Jeep through the jungle in a bid to get to the consulate quicker. The second third feels a bit slow, and although there are still many good jokes, they're not as good as the first third. But by the final third things begin to pick up again. The alligator wrestling and the final ten minutes of the movie are especially hilarious.
As you would expect Jim Carrey steals the show with his super cartoonish acting in both the physical and verbal departments. Everything he says and does in the movie he appears to have thought long and hard about how to present it; and believe me, he presents it in the funniest way possible. There are also solid performances by Ian McNeice, who plays the mild-mannered Greenwall, and Simon Callow, who plays the posh consulate owner, Cadby.
From the Cliffhanger parody, to the "Like a glove!" line, to the dart shooting, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is one great big laugh from start to finish. If you love slapstick comedy then this movie is a must-have.