22. Undercover Brother 2
Release Year: 2019
Directed By: Leslie Small
Starring: Michael Jai White, Laila Odom, Barry Bostwick, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Gary Owen, Affion Crockett, Shiquita James, Lindsay Lamb, Isabelle Fretheim, Tyler Crumley, L. Warren Young, Kayla Eva, Brandon Hirsch
Release Date: Tuesday, Nov. 5
Sometimes when you come across the latest sequel to hit Hollywood, you can’t help but wonder why it even materialized in the first place. Some late-in-the-game sequels like Finding Dory, Anchorman 2, Zombieland: Double Tap and others work because we’re still watching and talking about these movies years later. But there’s always one sequel that slips through the cracks. Undercover Brother 2, which didn’t appear to have much of a moment, arrives on Netflix this month.
Undercover Brother 2 stars Michael Jai White as Lionel, the brother of the original Undercover Brother (who was played by Eddie Griffin). Lionel decides it’s time to prove himself to be much more than just Undercover Brother’s brother and shows the world what he’s made of. He uses his own brand and style and unique flair for disguise to help save the world. It’s surely not going to be as easy as he thinks, but that’s where the comedy of errors comes in.
The original Undercover Brother was released in 2002 and holds a 77% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Undercover Brother made a modest impact at the box office with a $41.6 million gross against a $25 million budget. Those figures aren’t normally cause for a sequel 17 years later, especially since this one hasn’t made much of a splash. But for fans of the original, this will definitely be a treat. Undercover Brother 2 comes to Blu-Ray and DVD on the same day it begins streatming on Netflix.