(This review may contain spoilers).
I did personally feel that this film was more amusing than the sequel. Although Ace Ventura was still a character impossible to take seriously, it was good that, in this movie, his morals and care for animals came through really well… even if certain things did require a large amount of suspension of disbelief.
Ace had his monkey sidekick and I found it amusing to see him with the monkey. It was also interesting to see how there was one animal he didn’t like… and that was the animal he was recruited to find.
I found it interesting to see the two different tribes, though one of the members from the first one, I couldn’t tell if he was causing trouble deliberately, or he just misunderstood.
Ace Ventura was quite funny, especially with his catchphrase of ‘Alrighty then’ and the deep breath he takes before explaining his reasonings behind his theories.
I thought there was quite a good variety of animals in this and Ace is a character I can relate well to with his love for animals… at least for most of them.
There were some slight hints of mystery in this movie, enough to make it interesting to watch. Although a lot of the characters were one-dimensional for comedy purposes, there was some depth to one or two of them.
This film really didn’t require a lot of thought, even though it was really entertaining to watch. There were quite a few scenes where I found myself laughing out loud, especially when Ace’s actions got him into trouble on more than one occasion.
This film did have a slightly different feel than the first one. I’d probably watch this one again in the future. It was entertaining and amusing and I didn’t have to concentrate too hard on it.