• Guy Jeffries

Zoolander No.2 Review


Director: Ben Stiller.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penélope Cruz, Cyrus Arnold, Kristen Wiig.

Ben Stiller returns 15 years on to play the outrageously stupid yet beautiful Derek Zoolander. A lot can happen in 15 years and it certainly has in the fashion world, with an introduction that skims what's gone since saving the Malaysian Prime Minister. Marriage, child, destruction, death, there's so much, it lays a weak foundation for the plot.

But seriously, what do we expected? It's stiller doing his comical, borderline spoof style that seems like it's written by Austin Powers himself. Zoolander is roped into yet another sinister ploy to discover who the "chosen one" is and to why celebrities across the world and being killed off.

Zoolander is reunited with Hansel, Owen Wilson who just plays the same damn character he does in literally ever movie. I don't dislike him, but it's nothing different from the norm. Will Ferrell returns also, just more intense and angry than before, but he literally saves the film, but not alone.

Cyrus Arnold plays Derek Jr. Zoolander's estranged son who was taken into care when he was a baby. He appears to be the best actor out of the lot, which is impressive, especially knowing that Stiller can actually act.

And what is it with Penélope Cruz's agent or decision to star in such films recently, first Grimsby and now this. Personally, she doesn't woo me over like she does with other viewers and I don't actually rate her performances either, she actually becomes an immediate turn-off for a film, especially since Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Like the first, there's a long line of A-lister cameos throughout the film from the movie, music and fashion industry that'll make you go "no way" and mostly ask why and how!? It's nonstop, almost making the film feel just like a string of cameo bits put together. It just gets annoying really fast and it almost hurt when I saw people I actually admire.

The first was just stupid, this one, or two, is just even stupider.It's offensive without being funny, which makes it bad comedy. But I can see some people finding it funny, maybe even hilarious but that's obviously a difference of having a sense of humour and having a good sense of humour, no offence to Zoolander fans (Only joking! Maybe, but if you can't see the funny side of this, then I prove my mocking point!)

#pants and not even #sexypants.

Running Time: 4

The Cast: 4

Performance: 3

Direction: 3

Story: 1

Script: 1

Creativity: 3

Soundtrack: 4

Job Description: 1

The Extra Bonus Point: 0

24% 2/10

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