Anyone who was around in the ‘80s and ‘90s knows that Eddie Murphy absolutely dominated those decades. Long before Kevin Hart’s reign as both a comedian and actor, Murphy starred in a slate of iconic films including Harlem Nights and Coming to America. We knew he could be funny but it was the Beverly Hills Cop series that revealed his action chops, too. The wise-cracking and chaotic Axel Foley’s adventures as he brought his Detroit vibes to Beverly Hills spanned over three films, with Beverly Hills Cop III releasing in 1994. At that point, it seemed this story was over for good with Axel settling into a relationship with Janice. Thirty years later, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F will put him back in the streets once again, and, if the trailer is any indication, he’s still a delightful mess.
Here’s the plot synopsis for Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F to better sum up the trailer:
Detective Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) is back on the beat in Beverly Hills. After his daughter’s life is threatened, she (Taylour Paige) and Foley team up with a new partner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and old pals Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and John Taggart (John Ashton) to turn up the heat and uncover a conspiracy.
The gang’s all back together, indeed. Also, the inclusion of Biggie Smalls’ “Going Back to Cali” in the clip is a perfect touch. This movie certainly hits the nostalgia button and, to be honest, we could all use some comedic relief in general.
What Is the Release Date for Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F?
The trailer for Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F teased a summer 2024 release, and now, in Netflix has confirmed that that movie will release on July 3, 2024. Interestingly, there’s no rating for this film yet either, but we are pretty sure it will get a mature rating. Axel Foley is a lot of things but “for the children” is not one of them.
Originally published on December 14, 2023.