Horrible Bosses 2: Movie Review
Let's get straight to the point - "Horrible Bosses 2" is an unnecessary sequel. The lazily made plot easily shows this fact clearly and the writers really had a hard time putting up a creative twist that's up to par to the first film. Although this is the case, what makes this sequel at least watchable, is it being extremely funny. The undeniable chemistry between the trio of Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis salvages "Horrible Bosses 2" in more ways than one.
Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business with a revolutionary product called the Shower Buddy. But slick investor Burt Hanson (Christoph Waltz) soon pulls the rug out from under them and instead of actually funding their product, Burt found a way to not only bankrupt the group but also to get their products and patent for cheap. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap Burt's adult son Rex (Chris Pine) and ransom him to get enough money to pay off their start-up loan.
Add "Horrible Bosses 2" to the long list of sequels that fails to at least match up to its predecessor. This sequel is easily of lower quality to the exceptional first film from three years ago. The biggest gripe for us is the story itself. It's convoluted and at times, pushing the limits of silliness, even for a comedy film. We felt that the film tries too much to make a story out of a sequel and yet it ultimately fails hard to make things interesting in that aspect. What makes the film good though is the trio of Bateman, Day and Sudeikis. These three guys shows a camaraderie like no other and makes most of the film extremely laughable. Their mix of serious, crazy and dumb personas give this series its own character. The script, from time to time, is classic too and even had time to make odes to jokes and scenarios from the first film. While some may find the extra vulgar nature of the jokes somewhat off. We ourselves found it to be on the positive end. If you're planning to watch "Horrible Bosses 2", expect it to be dirty, dirty fun.
Rating: 3 reels
Why you should watch it:
- the trio of Bateman, Day and Sudeikis still has its unique charm on our funny bone
Why you shouldn't watch it:
- subpar sequel to one of our favorite films three years ago
- the plot is convoluted and lacks effort
Labels Charlie Day, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, comedy, Horrible Bosses, Horrible Bosses 2, Jamie Foxx, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jonathan Bateman, Kevin Spacey, movie review, sequel