‘The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee’ Trailer: Paul Hogan Returns In This Throwback Meta Comedy

Crocodile Dundee is back. Sorta. Paul Hogan, the man who made Crocodile Dundee famous in the 1986 comedy has returned for The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee. While it isn’t an exact sequel, it serves to reintroduce Hogan as a heightened, meta version of himself. Looks old school and like a lot of fun, actually.

Hogan returns as a version of himself, who is drawn out of retirement by a knighthood by  the Queen of England, only to get wrapped up in a bunch of celebrity scandals and other misadventures. The film appears to be ripped straight out of the ’80s, and features a supporting cast to reflect that. Chevy Chase, Olivia Newton-John, Reginald Veljohnson (Who now looks like Charles Dutton!!!), John Cleese, and Wayne Knight are among the co-stars, while The Kissing Booth‘s Jacob Elordi plays Hogan’s son.

A couple of years ago Crocodile Dundee made something of a comeback in a Super Bowl ad posing as a legit sequel. It ended up featuring Chris Hemsworth and Danny McBride, neither of which is in this movie, sadly.

The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee hits VOD on December 11th.

SYNOPSIS: Paul Hogan plays himself in this raucous comedy. Retired in L.A. and overshadowed by his Crocodile Dundee character, Hogan is offered a knighthood by the Queen of England. But before he can accept it, Hogan gets caught up in a series of comical scandals that dominate gossip shows and social media feeds. Can he keep his reputation clean long enough to hang onto his prize — and his dignity? Hilarious celebrity co-stars include Chevy Chase, John Cleese, Olivia Newton-John, and more!

 

 

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.