• Guy Jeffries

Bad Neighbours 2 *SPOILER ALERT* Review


Director: Nicholas Stoller

Starring: Seth Rogan, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ike Barinholtz, Kiersey Clemons, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Beanie Feldstein.

I didn't see the first Bad Neighbours until last night, being a recent addition on Netflix so it's still fairly fresh in my mind. It's the same crew as before having the same feel as the first. It's a true continuation from Delta Psi with little cameos from the comedy circuit. Nicholas Stoller has certainly established himself as quite a daring director possibly flashing off more than what's necessary, like Jason Segel's dong in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Rose's lactating boobs in the first. This one doesn't pull any punches with tampons and nutsacks flying around. The previous cast is a little watered down to introduce Hit-Girl Chloë Grace Moretz who creates her own controversial sororititty (typo intended.) right next door which jeopardises the family moving plans. Things escalate pretty quickly and the antics just get sillier and sillier losing some of the comedy on the way. Can you really set up a stall and sell weed at a festival? Let alone stitching up neighbouring dealers without repercussions. The new girl gang offer a different angle trying to challenge the stereotypical sorority and fraternity parties which are quite degrading. Keirsey Clemons and Beanie Feldstein make good replacements for Franco and Co. Even though they're still in this film. It's a similar premise from the previous with jokes relating to the first. It has those same outrageous scenes where both parties battle it out and try to get one up on each other. Rogan and Bryne provide plenty of comedy and Efron returns, jumping sides whilst having an identity quarter life crisis. There does seem to be a couple of underlining messages underneath all the unbelievable scams and pranks. Parenting and feminism which I think gives the film purpose but kinda grinds out the comedy. Enjoyable for fans of the first but can't see this gaining a new fan base. It's no way as funny as the first or as much as it should be. The poster deserves a mention, being a parody of Civil War. #rushkappanu

Running Time: 6

The Cast: 6

Performance: 5

Direction: 5

Story: 5

Script: 5

Creativity: 6

Soundtrack: 7

Job Description: 4

The Extra Bonus Point: 6 for the awesome twin toddlers that were babies from the first playing Stella, Elise and Zoey Vargas.

49% 5/10

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