I don't normally respond to these kinds of things, but after reading some of the negative responses I couldn't help myself. I laughed at parts of this movie as they are actually pretty funny. This sequel fails because it looses that vital final element. I watched this film in the cinema when it came out. Ace Ventura then undergoes an emotional breakdown and joins a Tibetan monastery. The plot of the movie does seem more thought out but in this kind of venture who cares.
Just the way Jim acts as Ace is genius. But this movie has a bit of everything: clever dialogues, beautiful locations, and of course Jim Carey at his very best. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls 1995 Review: After a funny and clever first installment, we get a sequel. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is a 1995 American film and the sequel to the 1994 American film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. The comedy is everything and it almost manages to make for a good film. I like him when I'm in the mood and laughed pretty regularly here. I thought that Ace Ventura Pet Detective was pretty funny but this movie was so bad that I was embarrassed to be watching it.
Do we have a fight with a crocodile presented in-and-of-itself as humor? Tom DeCerchio, the director of Celtic Pride, was originally slated to direct the film but left after shooting began. Even though this movie is a tad longer than the first part, I just could not find myself puzzle over the admittedly rather Indiana-Jones-like case this time, whereas I had much fun doing that over the case in the first one. The Ace Ventura character is not funny enough to carry an entire movie without good supporting help and there is little of that here. I swear the man is made of rubber. But someone well, me once said the only thing comedies have to be is funny. I don't think there are many people who can make such a variety of facial expressions. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is not funny.
Well, then god help you. Ace Ventura - When Nature Calls, was the first movie I can remember that I simply had to see. The film has developed a large cult following since its release. This movie isn't funny, well acted or anywhere near interesting. Shortly after, Ace calls an elephant to escape, and summons herds of jungle animals to destroy Cadby's house. The sheer resolve not to explain the truck's presence is a sublimely satirical dig at movies that might place monster trucks in the jungle just for cheap, lazy wackiness.
Sounds from Ace Ventura Well aallrighty then, was a mid 90s comedy about a very peculiar detective who only investigates pets. And this movie isn't an exception to that rule. Because Ace's influence is disruptive to the monastery, the Grand Abbot gives Ace excuses to justify his departure, and sends him with Greenwall. Of course, when Ace gets involved, all hell breaks loose. There are a few funny parts, but the rest is stupid humor, garbage humor, rinse and repeat.
Though, gotta give it that: The movie is still pretty funny, which, however, is expected of a comedy movie. This one crossed the line. It wasn't especially bad, but I can't call it good. Despite being retired since a cliff top incident with a racoon, Ace comes out of retirement to help find a missing sacred bat that is the symbol of peace between two African tribes. It's amazing she was nominated for an Oscar this year judged by this film.
Simply put: No suspense whatsoever in this one. Need I remind anybody of the scene where Ace insists on dropping a slinky down the hundreds of steps leading up to a Buddhist temple? This proves difficult, and is made more so by other incidents including attempts to kill him, a series of gruelling tasks set by the Wachootoo, and the Wachati princess' attempts to seduce him. The absence of Courtney Cox is probably the worst part of the movie. Carrey totally dominates every scene and it looks like that the star in him has taken over completely. This is definitely a bad movie. Overall anyone watching this should just be aware of what they are getting it's a silly comedy that is totally reliant on Carrey's mugging to carry it.
Cadby escapes with the bat in a car, but Ace follows him in a Monster truck. Ian McNeice, Simon Callow, and Sophie Okonedo co-star. It is also very ironic that this movie was filmed at the 777 Ranch in Hondo, Texas. I was a little bummed to find out that Courteney Cox wasn't returning in the second installment, but they did just fine without her. This film is a complete turkey.
I still cannot believe that such respectable actors such as Simon Callow would agree to do this type of movie, something that all other Hollywood actors from the first movie avoided. I was shocked on how much this sucked. Just thinking about it makes me laugh. He's just outrageous and rarely witty. I read that some people were offended by it and want to get others to share their view. I've known people who are not big fans of Jim Carey's style of comedy and I can see their point.
But he returns to the pet cases at the request of Fulton Greenwall Ian McNeice to save a sacred bat. But the story just kept getting in the way. It really has nothing to offer but Jim Carrey making the weirdest faces, some childish 'humor' For instance spitting in someone's face or crawling out of the ass of a rhino and the worst overacting I've seen in years. I also loved the fact that he is a lover of all animals, except Bats. Thereafter much of Ace's activity involves eliminating obvious suspects—animal traders, poachers, and a Safari park owner among others—and enduring the growing escalations of threat between the Wachati and the Wachootoo. However, Some sequels should have not been conceived. As Ace goes on with his investigation, he finds out that he has been chasing the wrong guys and that the real culprit is someone he never suspected.