I like both Beethoven and Beethoven’s 2nd. Both serve their nostalgic purposes quite well. But if I had to pick one that I prefer just a little bit more, it would be the sequel. It’s not because it has a better story. Basically, it is the first movie, only with little Beethoven babies running around. The reason I prefer the second movie is because of a single scene.
I’m sure all those who have seen Beethoven I and II will agree that the best scene in the whole saga is the one where Ryce is being assaulted by this jerk, and then Beethoven, who is tied to the house, pulls the balcony away from the building, causing the creep to go flying. Only in a Hollywood movie would that ever happen.
Way to go, Beethoven! You’re my hero.