I wasn’t much of a fan of the original Francis the Talking Mule movie, but I wanted to keep going in the series and as it turns out, this sequel is more fun than the first picture. The narrative is light and almost feels like one you’d find on a sitcom, so it is light, but does covers the basics. I appreciated that the humor is more consistent in this sequel, as I thought the original movie was more uneven and had some cringe moments to boot. Francis Goes to the Races might not be hilarious, but it offers a good flow of laughs and while it isn’t overly memorable, it is a brisk watch and drops some of the mean spirited touches of the first movie. I especially liked the scene where two men get into a fight when Francis riles them up, hokey but fun. To be fair however, the general opinion of these movies is the opposite, with the original getting more praise, so as always, results may vary. But if you’re looking for a light, harmless comedy with a talking mule, this is a passable watch. Visit my site for a full review!