Benz Eye View: Zoolander No. 2

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Zoolander No. 2

Pros:

1.) Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson still do well as their respective characters: Derek Zoolander and Hansel McDonald.  Even Will Ferrell as Jacobim Mugatu does well as a man wanting vengeance against Zoolander after his humiliating failure in the first movie.

2.) The music is epic and cool…That is it.

 

Con:

1.) For a comedy, most if not all the jokes are not funny.  At best, the jokes gave me a chuckle.  At worst, all I can hear was cricket noises.  There are very few jokes that actually made me laugh out loud, but this movie fails as a comedy.

2.) One thing that is distracting is so many pointless celebrity cameos.  To name a few, there is Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Sting, even Neil deGrasse Tyson makes a cameo in this movie.  I was fine with some of them, but it gets really annoying when they keep doing it, especially when they keep acknowledging them, name and all.

3.) This movie is stupid.  I know that the last movie was stupid as well, but it was also clever and funny.  The sequel is not only stupid, but insulting.  There are so many plot points that feel forced and unnecessary.  Not to mention, there are some plot holes that can give you a headache.

 

Overall:

I loved the first Zoolander.  It is one of those underrated movies that is clever and funny that came out in an unfortunate time in America (which is 9/11).  It did get popular over time, and plans of a sequel was in the air until now.  15 years after the first movie, and this is the best they got?  It is not good, nor is it even funny (for the most part).  This really disappoints me, because I am huge fan of the first movie.  It is not the worst I have ever seen, but it certainly around there.  Overall, it did come at a bad time: a time where they needed more planning, and when Deadpool came out at the same day as this movie did.  This movie is really really really really really ridiculously bad-looking.

2/10

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