Photo by: Lizzy Botkin
Review: Zoolander No. 2
February 20, 2017
Title: Zoolander No.2
Awards nominated for: Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Ben Stiller), Worst Supporting Actress (Kristen Wiig), Worst Supporting Actor (Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson), Worst Screen Combo (Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson), Worst Director (Ben Stiller), and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.
Summary: Former model frienemies Derek Zoolander and Hansel are thrown back into the social spotlight after living alone and away from the world of fashion for several years. When they are invited to a major fashion event in Rome, the friends are shocked to see how much the modeling business has changed since their time on the scene. Derek and Hansel soon meet with a special agent, Valentina Valencia, who needs their help. Someone is killing famous pop stars, and it is up to them to help save society’s most beautiful people.
Who would love it: Anyone willing to sacrifice 118 minutes of their life for a few giggles and an inescapable sense of awkwardness and frustration.
Why: The movie is an exaggerated story of action, vanity, and ultimate stupidity. This type of comedy is funny for people who laugh at famous people’s ignorance and problems.
Who would hate it: Anyone who gets easily annoyed with exaggerated idiocy, sexual tension, and awkwardness.
Why: The movie showcases two frenemies who are quite clueless and are obsessed with their looks. They make numerous mistakes, decisions, and comments throughout the story that could be considered more frustrating than funny.