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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Movie Review - Horrible Bosses 2

Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Chris Pine - Horrible Bosses 2

Movie Review for Horrible Bosses 2

2011's Horrible Bosses, is one of those films that just gets funnier with each viewing. The chemistry between its three leads (Bateman,Sudeikis,Day), the audacity of the bosses, and the hilarious moments, made that film a memorable one. The film stands good on its own. When a sequel was announced, I like most others thought, "why"?But hey, Hollywood loves to capitalize off of money makers. That's why the Transformers films keep getting regurgitated made. At least this sequel has some positives to it though.

Horrible Bosses 2 is an obvious unnecessary follow-up. Luckily, it knows how to have fun in spite of its pointlessness and ups (or degrades) the personalities of its characters. Jason Bateman's straight man- straighter (except for a brief moment at the dentist's office). Jason Sudeikis' horny goofball- still horny with fewer brain cells. Charlie Day's dimwitted back seater- no change. Jennifer Aniston's slutty dentist- sluttier. Kevin Spacey's arrogant asshole- even bigger. Jamie Foxx's Mofo Jones- still a mofo. Newcomers Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine, show that serious actors have a comedic side too - especially Pine.

Nothing is new this time around. Substitute triple murder with "kidnaping" for ransom, and you have pretty much the same movie as before. Similar to Grown Ups 2, this movie has a near nonexistent story but, has a consistency of funny scenes that makes you forgive its lack of substance. Everyone is having a good time. Sometimes that's all that's needed. Bateman, Sudeikis, and Day, work so well together that they come off as real life friends.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, of Horrible Bosses 2

The Good- The Shower Buddy TV interview, Aniston's office scene, the police chase, and Pine's character.

The Bad- When stuck at a train crossing, can't cops use their radios to contact other cops?

The Ugly- Instead of just relying on the improv skills of its leads, this film could have been much better if there was a decent writer on board.

Final Thoughts on Horrible Bosses 2

Entertaining and funny throughout. Just don't expect anything more than that. For a goofy escape at just under two hours, go see in theaters. If they do decide to make a third film, maybe they can do more than just copy off of the original. Or all they need to do is just make Aniston even freakier. Hearing her version of the word "rooster", never gets old.
Rating- 6.5 out of 10

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