Friday, February 12, 2016


The cinematic equivalent of a sequin-tuxedoed, Red Bull-chugging Chimpanzee flicking lit cigarettes at a fireworks stand, this Zoolander sequel is the 15-years-in-the-making sequel that nobody asked for…and few will be happy we received.  It may boast a few cameos, a smattering of funny moments and chuckle-worthy performances from everyone aside from the two main characters, but the rest is a dizzying array of fast edits, loud noises, bright colors and conceptually unimaginative, flat-as-a-board comedy hijinks (or is that lojinks?)  Slouching in the shadow of its creatively zippy and fashionably fun predecessor, Zoolander No. 2 is a light-minded, feebly written, hyperactive mess.  It’s a movie that actually lessens in quality with each passing moment until it’s forgotten altogether.  With a playful ‘No. 2’ in the title that’s more fitting than you might initially imagine, this comedy cop-out attempts to strike a pose but ultimately ends up striking out.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Penelope Cruz, Kirsten Wiig, Kyle Mooney and Will Ferrell
Directed by: Ben Stiller (Reality Bites, The Cable Guy, Zoolander, Tropic Thunder and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)
Rated: PG-13
Running time: 1hr. 40min.
Story: A comedy that finds the beloved model, Derek Zoolander, and his rival-turned-partner, Hansel, facing a threat to their continued success.
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