The whole world loves this movie. I find it merely average. Yes, I know there are some who claim it created a whole genre, but I don’t buy it. There were plenty of action-comedies prior to 1982, just none this successful.
Eddie Murphy’s scene in the redneck bar is terrific, but the rest is loud, needlessly vulgar, inelegant, inarticulate and even kinda bleak. So fire away at me for not being overly impressed by a classic.