Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

New animals. New adventures. Same hair.

Crime Comedy Adventure
90 min     6.3     1995     USA


Summoned from an ashram in Tibet, Ace finds himself on a perilous journey into the jungles of Africa to find Shikaka, the missing sacred animal of the friendly Wachati tribe. He must accomplish this before the wedding of the Wachati's Princess to the prince of the warrior Wachootoos. If Ace fails, the result will be a vicious tribal war.


Andre Gonzales wrote:
Not any where as good as the 1st. It was ok. Not as funny. I guess I just didn't like the whole jungle theme.
Filipe Manuel Neto wrote:
**Uninteresting, the film is only not worse thanks to Jim Carrey.** Personally, I liked the first movie. Jim Carrey is a force of nature and almost always manages to surprise us with his crazy things. Unfortunately, this film is inferior, much inferior, and in good part due to the poor level of comedy, which abuses sexual and scatological humor to make jokes, increasingly predictable and unfunny. I really think that the film's problem is in the script, a piece of garbage that shouldn't have been used for anything other than a good bonfire. Another problem is the departure of Tom Shadyac and the replacement by Steve Oedekerk, a director who is incapable of having the same creativity and comic spirit. These two problems doomed the film. Jim Carrey turns out to be the least guilty. He continues to be a huge actor and carries the entire film on his shoulders with a panache and ability that is difficult to match, as far as comedies are concerned. I think he embarked too much on easy humor, he let himself go down a less friendly and less familiar path than would be desirable, but even so, he deserves a positive note. Simon Callow is the only supporting actor to earn a good grade, with the rest being average. Technically, the film is poor. The sets and costumes are predictable and not pretty, the recreation of the African environment has aromas of falsehood (as if we were watching a school theater play and not a big budget film) and the effects are poor. The amount of animals involved is remarkable, and the animals deserve all the attention as they are, almost, actors in their own right.