Beverly Hills Cop 4: The End For Eddie Murphy?

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 6:59 am,

t 3532 01 Beverly Hills Cop 4: The End For Eddie Murphy? Word is circulating that after Beverly Cop 4 hits theaters, actor/comedian Eddie Murphy may be done with films for good. Along with that bit of good news, came confirmation from Beverly Hills Cop 4 director Brett Ratner that the film will NOT be rated PG-13 as previously reported, but will indeed carry a very hard R rating, for all those action junkies who need the wet stuff to mess the silver screen before they can get their kicks. (Also known as Rambo Syndrome.) According to Ratner:

“Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Believe me, this is going to be a hard core ‘R’ Beverly Hills Cop. I start shooting next year…”

Now, a few Pluto Nash fans out there (or perhaps that one Norbit fan) might wonder why I see Eddie Murphy’s sudden retirement as a good thing. (Really? You have to wonder? Cuz Meet Dave sure sounds like a death knell if I’ve ever heard one.) And besides, Norbit fan, you should always try to remember: when a door closes, a window gets opened. Check out a recent statement from Murphy during an interview with entertainment news show Extra:

“I have close to fifty movies and it’s like, why am I in the movies? I’ve done that part now. I’ll go back to the stage and do standup.”

So basically, after Eddie Murphy rakes in a last exorbitant payday with Beverly Hills Cop 4, you never have to watch another installment of The Nutty Professor. And in exchange, you’ll potentially get another Delirious or Raw comedy special you can spend the next two decades busting a gut over. Sound like a fair trade?

Unless Murphy’s standup ends up following the same trend as his film career: from edgy and, well, RAW, dulled down to family friendly. But let’s not even think like that, all negative and such. Let’s be positive. Only a few more shameful outings at the box office, (the “Untitled Eddie Murphy/Romeo and Juliet Project” on IMDB kind of scares me,) and after that, we all just might get back the Eddie Murphy we loved best. Ah, if only to hear that laugh again…

As for Beverly Hills Cop 4? Well, at least it’ll be violent (and offer some potential nudity.) Beyond that, DO NOT GET YOUR HOPES UP. After BHC3, I can’t even see how you could.

Are you eager to see this sequel, or should Eddie Murphy start making Friday night reservations at the Apollo Theater again? Hit us back and let us know.

Source: Jo Blo, Latino Review

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  1. @ am glad to see that Eddie Murphyy is hanging it up. In my opinion his career was over a long time ago, he just never quit.

  2. I would absolutely love another Beverly Hills Cop. Just hearing that awesome music again would be satisfying, heh.

    Murphy needs a big hit as well for the non-children out there

  3. It’s been 14 + years since BHC3 I don’t even remember what it was about?? So does Foley retire in the film?

  4. Since his first couple of films BHC… etc

    Everything else was downhill. I was never a fan of the Nutty proffesor or any of those family movies he did … So im glad hell be going back to doing what he does best.

    Delerious to this day is still the funniest Stand up that I have ever seen

  5. I’m not going to try to be mean, but I do think he should retire from movies.

    (LOL, maybe then we wont have to sit through Shrek 4 and 5)

  6. He should honestly get more gritty scripts and stories rather then typical “G” rated Disney crap for kids. He did well in movies like Trading Places, 48 Hours and BHC because they were great stories. I blame his agents in pushing him towards the kids stuff, and also on Hollywood for making crappy kids movies instead of films that grownups can enjoy and with great stories. I could honestly write an entire series and rename it “Detroit Cop” and place his character in Detroit, maybe for the first one invite tagger and rosewood as visitors to see how cops do things in Detroit. The problem my friends is not Murphy, but Hollywood. It is absent of ideas and stories and that is why it fails more then it wins. They forgot to entertain us with the best. Instead they have become fast buck artists looking to make a quick buck and have forgotten the art of telling real, and great stories. I am a published author and can tell you this is the very case, so we all lose and they lose too. Maybe BHC4 will be better than 3 was…good luck Eddie and co.

  7. You can’t take all the blame off Murphy. He had good intentions: Once he became a father, wanting to make movies his young kids could watch. It’s just that he hasn’t made any GOOD ones.

    Apparently it’s really tough to make a funny G or PG rated movie that isn’t animated.

    Vic

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