So I watched Horrible Bosses 2…
Sequels aren’t an uncommon sight in film right now but good sequels, that carry on (and actually improve) the quality of the original are.
Okay, basic plot: Nick, Kurt and Dale are back. They’re trying to break into the business as entrepreneurs and they get screwed over. So they revert back to their criminal ways, to try to get justice and show us why regular guys shouldn’t do crime.
This year has been a great year for comedies with movies like 22 Jump Street & Let’s Be Cops really hitting the spot and Horrible Bosses 2 continues on this high standard. This movie is HILARIOUS. From start to finish, the jokes are almost non-stop.
Comedies live and die by the chemistry between the leads – Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day are brilliant! Watching the three of them stumble through the planning and execution of a kidnapping is comedic gold. The jokes are just so personal and genuine, you can actually imagine people being dumb enough to do what these three do.
The script is also a delight. As with the first movie, it offers up some twists and keeps you guessing. The outline of the plot is pretty similar to the first. This movie isn’t a rehash or a carbon copy of the first but it has a lot of the same qualities that made the first a success, it’s like your favourite bar or restaurant getting a face lift and adding some new dishes and drinks to the menu. Same basic outline but some amazing new content.
I feel I need to give Christoph Waltz’s little cameo, as the villanous businessmen who screws our ragtag group of idiots, a mention. He’s one of my favourite actors working right now because he is just so entertaining and likeable no matter how much of an ass his character is – I mean, the man was hunting Jews in Inglorious Basterds and I was rooting for him. He doesn’t have much screen time but he’s so charming and villanous that he steals every scene he’s in.
Chris Pine also does really well, infusing an interesting edge and style to this movie, that differentiates it from the first. Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Aniston pop in with the same fun cameos that made the first movie so much fun but I feel like Foxx’s ‘Motherfucker Jones’ wasn’t really as powerful or shocking as in the first but still entertaining as ever.
I have nothing bad to say about this movie hey, it’s a sequel that actually has enough story to justify its presence; it’s hilarious and it never drags – the story is always moving forward and full of jokes.
I can’t wait to see this movie again and I definitely think it’s worth a watch. Go, enjoy, laugh! 8/10
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