Flash Movie Review: Horrible Bosses 2

Nothing came to mind; this was quite unusual because it had never happened before. I wondered if I was still suffering from the overdose of tryptophan I ingested during the past holiday weekend. Maybe I should not have tried the variety of desserts that caused me distress from that post sugar high. I did not think it was the mediocre movies that played this past weekend; or maybe, they actually lulled my brain into a quiet stupor that it had not reawakened from as of yet. The pessimistic voice inside of me was audible; telling me I was a fraud and this had all been a sham. Those who regularly read my movie reviews know I start out talking about the personal connection I made to the film. I have always said as long as a movie can move you then it has done its job. It was the strangest thing however when I started to write my review today; for the life of me, I could not recall one iota of a connection I felt to this comedy sequel.    HAVING left their jobs best friends Nick Hendricks, Kurt Buckman and Dale Arbus; played by Jason Bateman (Bad Words, Up in the Air), Jason Sudeikis (Hall Pass, We’re the Millers) and Charlie Day (Pacific Rim, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia-TV); decided to start their own company to be their own bosses. They thought everything was working out perfectly after they showed the product they invented to wealthy investor Bert Hanson, played by Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Carnage). However, their meeting with Bert would lead the friends to come up with a diabolical plan. If you did not see the previous film to this sequel, it probably will not make too much of a difference for you in following the story. Jennifer Aniston (We’re the Millers, The Bounty Hunter), returned as foul-mouthed Dr. Julia Harris. I honestly could not find any positive things to say about this picture except that I was grateful it was less than 2 hours long. The gags and jokes were juvenile and monotonous; even with both Jasons’ quick sharp deliveries. The story had very little connection to the previous movie which led me to believe this film was a labor of love for the paycheck. If you saw the film trailer then you have seen the majority of what this film will be. For the most part I was bored, finding very little to even chuckle at during the scenes. To tell you the truth, the story was a cheap knockoff to a couple of previous movies that did the job better. I guess it was a good thing after all that I could not find a personal connection to this dreadful film. Strong language was used in the film.

1 1/2 stars 

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About moviejoltz

From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on December 1, 2014, in Comedy and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. aguywithoutboxers

    Thanks for the review. I was interested, but I believe I’ll wait until it’s free “on demand.”

  2. I saw the trailer and thought ‘OMG, really?’ but it had a good cast, so I thought, ‘…well maybe’ but now you have helpfully confirmed ‘no’

  3. Yeah, didn’t think this one was gonna be any good at all.

    You know it’s a pretty bland affair if you can not think of one connection at all between your life and the film! Always a pleasure reading your stuff though, Joltz. You always manage to come up with something insightful.

  4. We saw Interstellar and liked it alot.

  5. 🙂 You can’t be connected to everything!

  6. Even before I read your review, I came to the same conclusion after watching the trailer. Lame and boring. Amazing how some movie scripts can kill even a great cast! Thanks for the review 🙂

  7. Looks like I’ll skip this one. Thanks for the warning.

  8. Whew! Another film I can go without worrying that I missed it at the theater… 😀

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