Directed by Steve Rogers, Dundee – The Son of a Legend Returns Home is a follow up to to the 1980s Crocodile Dundee movies. In this story Crocodile Dundee (Paul Hogan) is missing in the Outback and the only person who might be able to find him is the loudmouthed American son (Danny McBride) that no-one knew he had.
Sequels are tough, especially when they’re for a movie that one’s younger self enjoyed watching quite a bit. Chances are this one may not be great, but I’ll give it a chance because I’ve often enjoyed the characters played by Mr. McBride. Particularly in Pineapple Express (2018) – one of the greatest comedy films of all time.
UPDATE: Lies! Dundee – The Son Of A Legend Returns Home is actually a short film / advertisement by Tourism Australia. I was indeed fooled. It’s not a real movie after all. At least not in the way I expected.
I have to say that this news is probably for the best. Particularly since after seeing the full trailer, I’d lost hope that it might be a good movie anyway. The new and official category on IMDb is ‘short film’ and ‘comedy.’ The new title on IMDb has also been updated to ‘TOURISM AUSTRALIA – DUNDEE – The Son of a Legend Returns Home (2018).
As the new trailer played, I soon realised that something may be up when, near enough every Australian actor I know to be working today appears to be a cast member. Well, that’s everyone except Toni Collette, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, Kylie Minogue, Jackie Weaver, Sharlto Copley, etc., etc.
Dundee – The Son of a Legend Returns Home Release Dates: June 1st, 2018 (US)..
Happy Short Film / Ad Loving (…?)