Year: 2016 Director: Ben Stiller
Ah the comedy sequel. Significantly trickier than the action sequel methinks. Action sequel – bigger budget, more of the baddies, better FX, bigger cast and the odd star cameo and generally do all the things you’d have done in the original. Aliens 2, T2, Mad Max 2, The Matrix Reloaded. Ok maybe not the Matrix. All of which equals bigger box office. Even for The Matrix Reloaded.
The comedy sequel? Didn’t you tell all the good jokes about your creations first time around. Yes there’s a bigger budget and more star cameos. But are there more good jokes to be told? And so to Zoolander 2. Zoo2. Z2 even. We were the target audience, as all here were in agreement that Z1 was generally a work of genius, but are Hansel and Derek still hot right now?
There’s a bigger budget. There are loads of celebrity cameos – from the ‘do a bit of acting here’ ones – Bieber, Sting, Cumberbatch – to the one-gag visual punchline (Susan Boyle, MC Hammer). The plot is really not the point, but such as it is it consists of the ‘one last mission’ return from the wilderness followed » Continue Reading.