Zoolander 2

Zoolander 2

(2016)

Long time no Z.

Ben Stiller's sequel to his own high-fashion comedy Zoolander, which lifted the lid on the little known world of male modelling. Stiller's Tropic Thunder co-writer Justin Theroux pens the script, while co-stars Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell return.... More

Stiller told Empire magazine: "It’s ten years later and most of it is set in Europe... though the last movie ended on a happy note a lot of things have happened in the meantime. Their lives have changed and they’re not really relevant anymore. It’s a new world for them. Will Ferrell is written into the script and he’s expressed interest in doing it. I think Mugatu is an integral part of the Zoolander story, so yes, he features in a big way."Hide

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Fifteen years ago, Zoolander set the world alight with its comedic blend of satire and silliness. That’s a long, long time in comedy - witness how far the three Austin Powers films fell thanks to oversaturating pop culture (and running out of good gags) in just one third of that. While Ben Stiller’s sequel may explicitly address the time that’s passed, Derek and Hansel are all but forgotten by the world as the film commences, Blue Steel and countless catchphrases have never been anything less than ubiquitous since 2001. Like Mike Myers before him, Stiller’s challenge is to deliver what people want (more of the same) without sliding into the tedium of the imitators Zoolander spawned. The results are mixed, and that’s being charitable.... More

Two unfortunate developments mar the film. Time has marched on, and Zoolander’s skewering of the fashion world and modelling in commercials doesn’t feel anywhere near as cutting as it once did. More problematic - Zoolander 2 isn’t that funny. The film trades at times on its characters being old, lame (or lamé), and out of touch. Sadly, much of that can be said about the gags, comedic style and performances themselves. One case in point is Kristen Wiig’s Alexanya Atoz, visually Donatella Versace, but relying on the diction of Inspector Clouseau for (few) laughs.

A retread that doesn’t capture the charm or spark of the original, but may still entertain audiences in the moment, Zoolander 2 is set to be financially successful. But like the Austin Powers sequels or, more recently, Anchorman 2, it adds nothing to the legacy of the original. It’s hard to imagine any clamouring for a third entry in another fifteen years, or even fifteen months.Hide


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I love Zoolander so I was super hyped for the 2nd instalment. Um... NOT! OMG, what were they thinking? The only good thing about it was the game "spot the celeb." The old regurgitated jokes were tiring and at times, testing!
Sometimes there are things that there should only be one of, like a collectable. In this case, open, play and dispose!


BY Ben-Choo grader

Zoolander 2 feels like a collection of scenes put together rather than a story flowing from beginning to end. It has great jokes in some scenes but also has some very odd pacing in others.

Watch it for a great time but don't remember to switch off before entering :)


BY KimLewis lister

This movie is utterly ridiculous but serves to be very funny; the humour is fit to a certain taste, and if you are easily offended or believe yourself above 'stupid humour' then this movie is not for you. While it falls short of being anything truly amazing, it is a nice follow up to the first movie and a solid comedy.


BY rweeks superstar

The original Zoolander is pretty silly and dumb but it managed to work somehow. There were endless quotable lines and some pretty funny gags. This, however, was just a mess, and I only managed to snigger a couple of times. Watch Vogue's 73 questions with Derek instead of this movie - it was way funnier.


BY RealityCheck superstar

Zoolander2 - Craptastically funny, please exit your head & leave your brain at the door. In the same normality disregard as ’Spy’ ‘Zoolander’ ‘Tropic Thunder’ ‘Dogeball’ etc . It is a stupidly good film, thoughtless, plot holes and a lot of it makes no sense, but there in lies the beauty that is Zealander (please don’t make another). Simple, either you will love this film, like it, or you actually hate it but watching it with someone you want to get with so you just cringe on... More the inside...
Genre : Comedy, Adventure, Fashion
2/5 : Good, but totally not great. Enjoyable to a point, then becomes way to absurd.Hide


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The Press Reviews

23% of critics recommend.
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  • It's a likable mess, although it lacks the memorable lines of the first, making it liable to be enjoyed once and forgotten, rather than revisited for years to come. Full Review

  • There are enough off-beat jokes and gifted performers to ensure a good time. Full Review

  • The imbecilic charms of a character that began as TV sketch material are too often misplaced in this wildly over-plotted, under-energized action comedy, plumped to bursting point with celebrity cameos. Full Review

  • The orange mocha crappuccino of movie sequels. Full Review

  • More Blue Steel than Magnum, this is a perfectly serviceable sequel, but dogged by repetition, it lacks the original's speed and sizzle. Full Review

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