Zoolander 2

This was bad. I heard it was really bad and it is pretty bad. I wonder how many worst films of the year lists it will be on. Oh well, at least it was under 2 hours. If that is one of the best things you can say about a movie, that is not good. I watched this movie on a streaming service if I had gone to see it in a theater, I would have walked out.

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson return as dim male models Derek Zoolander and Hansel. It has been years since a tragic accident that killed Derek’s wife and hurt Hansel. Now they’re back investigating a series of murders and Derek is trying to get his son back. Apparently the murder victims were doing one of Zoolander’s poses before they died.

Wow, this film is not funny at all. Kristin Wiig speaking in a terrible accent and mispronouncing words is not funny and it doesn’t get funnier the more it is repeated. (And it is repeated each time she appears.) Will Ferrel is not funny as the fashion designer turned bad guy, at least not in this film. Stiller and Wilson’s characters aren’t funny either.

I can see what the filmmakers were going for but it didn’t work. Perhaps this never should have been made. Maybe these characters didn’t need another movie. Or maybe a fresh director has needed.


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