|This time it just looks sad|
Take Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade) and Tony Cox (Me, Myself and Irene), add thirteen years to their faces and overall bitterness, put them in Chicago instead of Phoenix, replace Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) with Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) as Thornton's new fuck buddy, have Kathy Bates (Misery) provide the comedic relief since John Ritter (It) and Bernie Mac (Friday) are both dead, bring back the weirdo albino fro kid (Brett Kelly, Unaccompanied Minors), where this time they'll rob a charity instead of a mall, and there you have Bad Santa 2!
My Prediction- The Red Band trailers are pretty funny, yet the dirty charm from the original film, seems to be only dirty this time around. If this goes the Sausage Party route and plays out as crude only for crudeness' sake, then Bad Santa 2 is going to be a Piece Of Shit. This time, "Fuck me Santa!" might not ring the same kind of holiday bells.
Mike's Take -
Oh look, a sequel to a successful film. This time it only took... what? 13 years since the last one came out? I mean, seriously, it couldn't have taken that long to come up with another crime/heist script and pop in Billy Bob and Tony. I know you all get busy and sometimes you "just wait for the right script to come along" but 13 years? For some people that's a career.
Anyways, I liked the first one, it was funny, John Ritter and Bernie Mac were great as the weird Santa and his equally weird "elf" and this time they are back, causing mischief and mayhem with none other than John Ritter's Mom! It's like a Three's Company TV Special!
I can't wait to see what kind of kooky situations these three come up with. I know that they are in Chicago, the birthplace of the Blues, the Cubs and the Blackhawks, this time around instead of Phoenix, and I know that they get to dress up again to steal stuff. But I love John Ritter and Bernie Mac and I don't see how this movie could fail.
Bad Satan 2 is going to be meh. It won't suck, but it won't have the charm and the small fat weirdo fat kid of the first one, because he's adultish now. Also, that hot chick from Gilmore Girls isn't in it. Christina Hendricks and her boobs are, though.
Bad Santa 2 (2016)
R | 1h 32min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 23 November 2016 (USA)
Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.
Director: Mark Waters
Writers: Johnny Rosenthal, Shauna Cross
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox