By Sanjukta Salgaonkar
Adam Sandler and Jenifer Aniston come together for yet another ‘Murder Mystery’. Murder Mystery 2 was released on the 31st of March for the OTT platform Netflix. The first part of the movie was a great success also released on the OTT platform Netflix in 2019.
In late 2019, it was announced that a sequel to Murder Mystery was in development with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston reprising their roles. Along with them, Adeel Akthar and John Kani have also reprised their role as the Maharajah and Colonel respectively for the sequel.
The next part of this mystery comedy series is not what it seems to be. The story of Murder Mystery 2 is set four years later after the events of the first movie. The movie is set in Hawaii and Paris. Adam and Jenifer have bought back the comedy chemistry that they share. The movie has some great shots and the cinematography is great. For example, the island on which the Maharaja is getting married is first shown.
Their characters Nick and Audrey Spitz respectively have the best chemistry on screen for the movie. They did an exceptional job as actors but the story just seemed a little too easy to predict. Keeping that in mind the movie could have gone a lot better but at the same time a whole lot worse.
On Rotten Tomatoes, an American review-aggregation website for film and television also has an approval rating of 47% based on 72 reviews, with an average rating of 4.8/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “A genially mediocre sequel to its similarly middling predecessor, Murder Mystery 2 could have been much better… and a whole lot worse.
The storyline of the movie somehow did not live up to the expectations that were set up for the viewers after the first part. The plot could have been a little better, the viewers did not enjoy the movie since it was predictable about who the culprit was but nonetheless it was a great movie.