TROY WATCHED ZOOLANDER 2 AGAIN!
“Zoolander No. 2” is what people think of when they besmirch sequels. Coming in as a second installment that no one wanted, the film putters around until we finally get the end credits. Evoking the spirit of “Caddyshack 2” at points, the film tries to shuffle around his cast to cover obvious deficiencies and move deeper into the Zoolander mythos. That being he’s still a model, wants to help kids that can’t read good and work on his look. What was funny in 2001, seems painfully dry when recycled 15 years later. Thankfully, the movie tanked.
Cut to three months later and I’m trying to make sense of what went wrong. Honestly, it’s the same movie. However, they stuff way too many supporting actors, cameos and the need to rehash the past. Stiller is a solid comedy director with a sense of timing that helps influence the editing of his work. Handing off his peculiar performance driven setups to craft something that plays to his post Walter Mitty sensibilities creates this weird split. It’s not a “bad” film, but it also doesn’t play as a coherent feature.
Many of the readers that have checked out the film are quite fast to bring up how much they don’t like Stiller. I feel that’s a bit of a misstep, as Stiller is a technical comedian. We need more comics that get the process of film and how to make it work for a grander narrative. But, they’ve also got to be able to connect jokes with the audience. The fact that this film feels like a series of SNL spots and quips is a testament to Stiller aging as a comedian. Forgoing flash to craft something far better is needed for modern comedies. When it doesn’t happen, we get hollow movies like this.
- Youth Milk Beauty Ad
- 2.39:1 1080p transfer
- DTS: X
ENJOY SOME ZOOLANDER 2 GIFS!
RELEASE DATE: 5/24/16