Remember 1994’s Beverly Hills Cop III? Neither do we, either, save for that weird George Lucas cameo, and the fact that the film’s score sounded like a Tangerine Dream nightmare. But star Eddie Murphy is still bummed about the widely derided third installment of the Cop trilogy, telling Playboy the movie put the “F” in “Axel F.”
"The third Beverly Hills Cop was garbage,” says the suddenly self-aware star of such films as Daddy Day Care, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, and Vampire in Brooklyn. ”Those [Beverly Hills Cop] movies, when I travel overseas, people say [in a foreign accent] ‘Hey, Beverly Hills Cop! Axel Foley!’ They call me that s—t. All the movies I’ve done, and they call me that. If we do that movie, it has to be right. Not just thrown together to get a big check. I don’t need anymore of those.”
Murphy’s critique comes as he’s preparing to film the fourth Cop installment, which he says will be shoot in Detroit — but only if and when the producers “get that script right.” Before that, he’ll be seen in the forthcoming Cook — "I play a cook," Murphy says — which he says is his first movie since "in almost five years," clearly forgetting about Tower Heist, Imagine That, A Thousand Words and the existence of IMDB.com.