Friday, February 12, 2016

Zoolander 2 - Movie Review

Who's In It?


What's It About?

Derek Zoolander, hoping to get his son back, returns to modeling with the help of Hanzel.

Any Good?

I think what bothered me about Zoolander 2 is that it felt like it was trying way too hard to be outrageous but fit it in the little set of rules they were given.

The jokes just seemed so weird the first time, but it does the same joke over and over until it kills any semblance of funny. There were some great celebrity cameos in the film that are funny in themselves, and give a saving grace to it.

Ben Stiller is Derek Zoolander again, but for some reason watching him I couldn't shake the idea of White Goodman doing a Zoolander impression in Dodgeball. Owen Wilson wasn't bad as Hanzel, but he is Mr. Whispertalk and you can't hear what he says a lot of the time. Rest assured, it's pretty much some variation of "who am I". 

I was never the biggest Zoolander fan, so I found the movie not as bad as everyone else it seems. The only joke in the movie that actually had any subtlety was the opening 9/11 one, which goes to show that if you try too hard the film ends up being the joke.


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