Title: Horrible Bosses 2
Running Time: 108 min
Director: Sean Anders
Starring: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudekis, Charlie Day, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston, Jonathan Banks
If a comedy gets a sequel, it was usually very successful. However, it always seems like hit-or-miss with these follow-up films. "The Hangover Trilogy" for example decreased in quality with every installment, while "22 Jump Street" managed to deliver the same way the first one did. So now, the trio involving Bateman, Day and Sudekis is up with their second film, and the hopes of satisfiying audiences once more.
Overall, "Horrible Bosses 2" does what it is supposed to do: It makes you laugh. Just like in the first film, the three main actors are the heart of the story. Their great chemistry leaves you with the impression that they had lots of fun on set, and it really transfers to the audiences. The movie also offers a nice mix of situational comedy, physical comedy, improvisation and some jokes that are simply a matter of how a scene is framed, which makes for some hilarious moments. Next to all that, the references to pop culture and the first movie (including the return of Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Jamie Foxx) are a treat as well. In general, you have to give the film credit for its ambition, as it has some stylish transition at points, and tries to make its plot stay unpredictable.
But the movie has some weak points too: As often the case with comedy sequels, the characters become more exaggerated versions of themselves, so much so, that they are almost one-note. Further, the raunchy humor goes a little bit over the top sometimes, especially when Aniston is on screen.
So is "Horrible Bosses 2" as good as the first one? Not quite. Does it revolutionize the comedy genre? Nope. Is it a flawless film? Also no. But I felt entertained nonetheless and had a great time watching it. Therefore, if you just want to have a fun night out, this is the right film to watch!
For Fans Of:
Horrible Bosses (2011)
This Is the End (2013)
We're the Millers (2013)
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