There are two reasons I won’t be watching this film tonight:
1. Eddie Murphy. I’ve never found him funny.
2. Axel F – the electronic instrumental theme spawned by this film.
Named after Murphy’s character Axel Foley, and written by Harold Faltermeyer, it climbed the charts in 1985, got to Number 2 here in the UK then lay dormant for two decades before finally morphing into that amphibious abomination ‘The Crazy Frog Song‘, aka Axel F: The Crazy Frog Remix, hated by everyone everywhere apart from the under 18s and IT guys.
Beverly Hills Cop is showing on Sky2 tonight at 9pm