Flash Movie Review: Zoolander 2

What is old eventually becomes new again, is a saying that has been repeated over and over. Some of you may relate to this especially when you see advertisements for the latest clothing styles; the clothes were in fashion before when you were growing up. Take a look at bell bottom pants; they come into fashion for a couple of years then they go out before they come back in. I hate to admit this but I still have clothing stored away that I used to wear years ago, some even back from high school. After my weight loss I still kept them as a backup. Though I have seen some of that old clothing return into vogue, manufacturers in conjunction with marketers bring back some of these items but tweak them just enough to make it look fresh and new. If you remember that soft drink fiasco, not everything new makes it instantly better. Just let me tell you about winter gloves as an example. Years ago gloves were usually fleece lined or had some type of down inside of them. All of a sudden new products came out that claimed to be just as warm as these natural fibers but take up less space, they were thinner. I do not know about you, but I do not find gloves with this thin insulating material to be that warm for my hands. Give me good wool lined or duck down filled gloves and I will be able to tackle any harsh winter day. Now let me say I do believe there is no reason to fix something if it is not broken, so I am never the first one to jump on the latest updated version of something from the past; it turns out this is wise advice.    WHEN celebrities were being killed off while striking a signature pose created by Derek Zoolander and Hansel, played by Ben Stiller (While We’re young, The Watch) and Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris, No Escape), the two former models were brought out of retirement to try and help track down the killers. This comedy sequel tipped its hand when the trailers came out for it; they were the best parts of this movie. With Will Ferrell (Daddy’s Home, Get Hard) as Mugatu and Kristen Wiig (The Martian, Welcome to Me) as Alexanya Atoz, all the characters had a chance to do something funny. I kept waiting for it but it never happened; the script went all over the place, it was a mess. Now I have to tell you I did not think the original movie was anything special, but compared to this sequel it moved up on my favorability rating scale. There were more cameos in this film than there were jokes. As I sat through this picture I had to wonder who thought doing a sequel would be a good concept. The only thing this movie did for me was prove not everything updated and made fresh was a good idea.

 

1 1/2 stars

 

 

 

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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 February 17, 2016, in Comedy and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Sequels rarely work. It must be tempting to make a second one, if the first one happened to be a success.

  2. You are right in saying this had more cameos then actual jokes. It reminded me of the fake trailers shown before Ben Stiller’s Tropic Thunder but made in to a feature length movie. I was disapointed

  3. It seems to me that one either loves Will Farrell, or thinks he diminishes whatever he’s in with his style of predictably unfunny, which works only as a SNL cheerleader (for one set, once). I’d not like to think the same of Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, rather, I’d like to think they each have a great store of comedic and dramatic talent and that maybe they’re just offered the scripts that are out there and try their best with them nonetheless.

  4. This makes me so sad to hear! Although, really, I can’t say I’m surprised. As someone who loved the first one, I was really excited when I caught wind that they were making a sequel. And then I thought about it for a minute and asked myself “how many sequels out there are actually any good?” Not many. Guess this is just another movie to add to the “crap” category.

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