DADDY’S HOME 2 4K REVIEWED
“Daddy’s Home 2” is the most expensive Hallmark Channel movie ever made. I wasn’t a fan of the first movie, but I didn’t remember it being this dumb. Plus, why does it get to be this dumb with this kind of cast? Mel Gibson hits his cues like a trained dog, but even he can’t lift this movie out of the toilet. Wahlberg and Ferrell are just cashing checks, but even they play into the dumbness. Also, who on the film had a huge boner over the Band-Aid song? Did Bob Geldof secretly fund the film?
Daddy’s Home 2 also believes that you know whose kids belong to each parent. Clarifying those kids’ status doesn’t matter, as we’ve got to let John Lithgow mug some more. Plus, what is up with the stuff at the theater? I guess it’s fun to create a set piece, use some voice over from Liam Neeson and then go super meta about the film you’re watching. Lithgow finds PG-13 movies too harsh, but YOU WERE IN BLOW-OUT and GARP! Gibson kisses his son on the mouth, plus everyone sings.
Would the film work better with a laugh track? Probably not. Yet, some aesthetic like that would put a rubber stamp all over this mess. It made its budget, so I’m assuming we’re getting a third film. There’s bound to be a Holiday left to make the kids and adults and grandparents mug for the camera. This is why Holiday films are terrible.
- Deleted, Alternate and Extended Scenes
- Gag Reel
- 1.85:1 2160p transfer
- Dolby Atmos
RELEASE DATE: 2/20/18
The Plot Thus Far
Having finally gotten used to each other’s existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.