Director: Sean Anders
Starring: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Chrisoph Waltz, Jonathan Banks
Horrible Bosses 2 does not feature any horrible bosses.
When billionaire Burn Hanson (Waltz) goes back on a business deal, Nick (Bateman), Kurt (Sudeikis), and Dale (Day) kidnap his son Rex (Pine) and demand a random in order to make enough money to save their business. Things do not go to plan.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
Building on from 2011’s Horrible Bosses, the sequel is somehow mildly better than the original. However, apart from the cast, the films seem to be unrelated. The majority of jokes go even further than in the first film, with paedophilia, rape, and teenage homosexuality being constantly laughed about. It’s the improv where the laughs are located.
The entire film seems to be a filler leading up to the ending and Pine is the best performing new character. Waltz hardly gets a word in the movie and the film could have taken a better direction as a sequel. Instead of becoming their own bosses and failing, they could have stuck with their jobs, hated being bosses, and killed employees that annoyed them. Day and Sudeikis would have shined doing that.
Although the actual jokes are better than the original, Horrible Bosses 2 finds itself lacking of a decent plot. All of the twists and turns in the plot were spoiled during the marketing of the movie and the entire plot is laid out in the trailer. A lot of the scenes are mirror images of the first movie: there’s jokes regarding a lookout, Jennifer Aniston still loves sex, Kevin Spacey is still horrible to Nick, and it’s Jamie Foxx who gives them a plan. It’s the same movie but it will probably result in a trilogy along the lines of The Hangover where Warner Brothers change the third movie to have nothing to do with the title. Much like they did with this one.
Horrible Bosses 2 is out Friday, 28th November.