Piece Of Shit Or Not - Zoolander 2
Two "old" and "lame" former models get shunned by Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) in drag at a runway show. Penelope Cruz (Vanilla Sky) then shows up on a crotch rocket to recruit them for Interpol, because someone's killing all of the beautiful people in the world. While she's speaking, there's a cut to Justin Bieber getting shot as he parkours off of walls while fleeing from the unknown baddies (I cheered a little). So now it's time for Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel McDonald(Owen Wilson) to pack their Gucci bags and save the world... again. They must infiltrate the fashion world and stop those dastardly destroyers of pompous vanity! The fashion is outrageously exaggerated, selfie sticks are the newest distraction for Zoolander's short attention span, and blind stupid doo dah luck will keep our heroes from any serious harm, other than the obvious brain damage that they both exhibit. Oh yeah, that was already there. Will Ferrell (Anchorman) returns to make things interesting, but I don't think it will help much, as with Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) just making goofy faces. Sequels to one shot deal films from over a decade later, generally fail to be worthwhile (Anchorman 2, Dumb and Dumber To, Blues Brothers 2000) and hurt the original's legacy. A ton of cameos do not make a film better. Good writing does.
My Prediction- I don't care how many funny duck faces he makes, Zoolander 2 is going to be a retarded Piece Of Shit!
Mike's Take -Ugh, I didn't see the first one, save for the gasoline scene. Even though that part was funny, I never really thought that Zoolander was a movie that I would have liked. Now I'm going to see part two. Why? Because, we are in that wasteland of movie like desert called "February" where the only things being released are Oscar nominee pics, drama's no one will care about in a day and movies that the studio has made and have no care or confidence in them, so they release them now before most of the blockbusters hit.
We've been lucky this year, with Deadpool, Dirty Grandpa and several other pics, the beginning of the year for 2016 actually has been good. But how do you follow up Deadpool? Zoolander!
Good job studios. Good job on listening to the audience and making a sequel that, for better or worse (worse) is an unfunny rehash of Zoolander and every Will Ferrell movie ever made.
So yah, it's a piece of shit.