Really Really, Ridiculously Good Movie Sequel Film To The First Movie That Was Made (by gimpchrist)
I am going to just say, Derek Zoolander & Hansel's first movie was dynamite stuff, really classic and really quite funny. It was always a cool time to pop in my VHS tape with some popcorn and stuff. So when I saw that they had made the second sequel movie film to the first movie that was made, you can bet I was super excited and pumped for it.Well, rightly so, what a film movie! It was perfect. It wasn't recycled at all, it was still just Derek and Hansel being really cool guys and stuff. I was sorry to hear about Derek and his stuff that he had going on, I didn't know it was <more>
such a rough time off the runway and stuff, you know, but thats real life, it can sometimes be not the place you ever want to end up ever. It can make you die. So anyway, the scripting was fantastic, and the plot was just great. The cameos were all just fabulously wonderful and absolutely sexy. rawr, folks.All in all, I adored it. And I'm fantastically happy no one else does, because I can have it all to myself, just like the first one. Hah. Suck on that, critics. You just don't get the grown up's humor. Humph. I need a roasted butterscotch latte.Ciao
Great movie, better than the reviews (by bhobson-56770)
Zoolander 2 - That name would suggest that it would be very similar to the first one, so I don't really understand why these reviews are so bad.I read the reviews before I saw it, so maybe it helped that I thought it would be horrible, even though usually the opposite is true. Also, I REALLY liked the first one. I enjoy ridiculous/awkward comedies and most of the actors in this movie. I have no idea how someone who says they loved the first one isn't a fan of this one.This movie was awesome. Personally, I think it was overdue and should have been made years ago when the concept and <more>
comedy of Zoolander was still in people's heads. The jokes and one-liners were right on par with those in the first one, acting from the MAIN ACTORS was spot-on, and I laughed my balls off. We went on a Friday night in an empty theater, so I don't know how a big theater crowd would react, but I loved it. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson fell right back into character perfectly and were very funny. Kyle Mooney was hilarious, I wish he had a larger part. Will Ferrell was decent, his performance started out strong, but got out of hand towards the end. Fred Armisen could have been funny, but fell a little flat. Kristen Wiig was deece.The movie has a dumb story, but I think that's the point. The whole thing is how dumb these guys are, how being dumb gets them in trouble, and they get caught up in these dumb story lines and in the end, they are still dumb. That's it, and thats funny to me.I do have some complaints, but they definitely aren't enough to keep me from watching again. The story got too ambitious at the end. Its like they didn't know how to end it, when something much simpler could have been satisfying enough. Also, as others have mentioned, the designer cameos were a disaster. They should have cut all dialogue from them. In my personal opinion, I think the movie would have been awesome with a bunch of comedians playing fake designers Almost like the Anchorman fight scene . In conclusion, if you liked the original, see this movie, it's great. If you didn't like Zoolander, this movie isn't for you.
I was a huge fan of the original Zoolander movie. I was afraid that this sequel might not be funny. Right from the beginning this movie was awesome. The cameos were terrific. There was enough of the old cast, and some great new additions. The overall story made sense and drove the humor. The humor was very well thought out. There were some crude jokes, but there were also a bunch there that you might miss. There were some surprises also. Once again they paid great attention to the music used. I feel like this movie is as good as the original if not better. I really hope they make a third, <more>
I just want to start out by saying that I really enjoyed the movie. That's not to say that it didn't have it's problems, but it excelled in what mattered most: It was an excellent representation of what made the original so great. I think if this movie had come out 10-15 years ago, after the first movie, it would be receiving a slew of positive reviews. The humor is the same, the acting is the same, and the writing is the same. By that I mean the whole movie's pretty corny, with dumb one liners and intentionally bad acting, but when you get right down to it the original was <more>
too. What's currently popular changes extremely quickly, especially in the comedy world. With that in mind, the style of the movie feels dated. But anyone complaining about how it doesn't stand up to the original or that it's a bust is viewing the first Zoolander through heavy nostalgia glasses. Zoolander was always corny, the acting was always dumb, the writing corny, that's what made it great. The negative reviews ignore what made Zoolander great in the first place. Don't get me wrong, I love the new style of comedies; those mixed with action like Kingsman, those more mainstream like 21 Jump Street, and the dry existential comedies like Grand Budapest Hotel, but if you can allow yourself to forgive a bit of corniness and just watch this movie with the same sensibilities you viewed the original, you'll be in for a lot of laughs. Like Derek and Hansel the style's a bit washed up, but at it's core the movie is still the best of it's kind. If you can leave behind your cynicism and doubt for a few hours, you'll find yourself laughing throughout the whole movie with some parts hitting or missing a little more than others . The bottom line is that if you still like the original for its humor rather than for nostalgic reasons, you'll like this movie too.
I watched Zoolander 2 last night. The movie is not only a parody of the fashion world but a critique of today's idea of what is "hip" in fashion. I have read some reviews about the movie that are extremely harsh. To me it seems that the authors of those reviews do not understand that the core of the Zoolander universe is pure ridicule. The movie was not only fun but clever as it did not only focus on Zoolander's and Hanso's stupidity and vanity but on their transition to a new stage in life. For those watching it be prepared to love Will Ferrell one more time. Without <more>
Any movie that opens with pop-singer Justin Bieber getting riddled with machine gun bullets cannot be all bad. "Zoolander 2" qualifies as zany, zippy, and zensational! Indeed, sequels rarely deliver the goods as well as the originals. Nevertheless, "Zoolander 2" is twice as funny as its fashion spoof predecessor. Actor, writer, & director Ben Stiller waited 15 years before he revived this iconic idiot, and this polished sequel with Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell qualifies as simply sidesplitting. Meaning, if you love to laugh at morons, this frivolous, fast-moving comedy <more>
of errors is sure to please. Rather than rehash "Zoolander," Stiller and "Zoolander 2" scribes Justin Theroux, Nicholas Stoller, and John Hamburg have dished up something different that is devastatingly dopey. The villains don't brainwash Derek Zoolander to bump off a prominent prime minister to prevent passage of sweatshop labor reforms. Instead, our heroes thwart the villain who wants to eliminate all rival clothing designers. Similarly, like the original, "Zoolander 2" glitters with a constellation of star cameos equal to its antecedent, featuring Macaulay Culkin, Billy Zane, Sting, Lenny Kravitz, John Malkovich, Kiefer Sutherland, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, M.C. Hammer, Susan Boyle, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tommy Hilfiger, Willie Nelson, and Kim Kardashian West. For the record, Stiller made his premiere appearance as Derek Zoolander in 1996 at VH1 Fashion Awards. Happily, sight gags and shenanigans galore ensue as our past-their-prime male supermodels emerge from exile to reestablish their dominance in the fashion world. "Zoolander 2" unfolds with an atmospheric homicide straight out of a crime thriller. Two anonymous assassins in leather jackets and helmets who wield machine guns pursue a mysterious figure on foot and corner him in a dark alley in Rome. The doomed quarry turns out to be Justin Bieber. One of the gunmen peppers Bieber's chest with a hail of lead. Sinking mortally wounded to his knees, Bieber warns his assassin that they will never achieve their ghoulish goal. The audacious villains out have targeted the "world's most beautiful people" for extermination. The Bieb takes a selfie, draws his last breath, and dies with a goofy 'Blue Steel' expression. Special Agent Valentina Valencia Penélope Cruz of "Bandidas" and the Interpol Global Fashion Division launch a search for Derek Zoolander. Zoolander, it seems, made 'Blue Steel' his signature expression. At this point, director Ben Stiller and his three scribes pull off something impressive for any sequel. Not only do they seamlessly bridge a 15 year gap with the original, they also concoct a new adventure for our heroes. We are treated to a timeline of the calamities that has transformed Derek Zoolander's life into a nightmare. "Zoolander 2" picks up with news about the destruction of the Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can't Read Good and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too. Derek's wife Matilda Christine Taylor of "The Wedding Singer" died when the center collapsed on her because it was constructed of Popsicle sticks and glue. Later, Derek proves himself an unfit father, and Child Services rescue Zoolander's son Derek Jr., and takes him into protective custody. The loss of his son came about when a neighbor caught Zoolander on video trying to figure out how to cook spaghetti. Tearfully, Derek retires once again from modeling, labels himself "a hermit crab," and withdraws to a cabin in "extreme northern New Jersey," where he grows a billy goat beard. Meantime, Hansel has suffered, too. The tragic Zoolander Center collapse left him with an unspeakable scar across his right cheek that terrifies Derek when he finally gets a glimpse of it. Let's not forget Zoolander's nemesis, clownishly coiffed clothing designer Jacobim Mugatu Will Ferrell of "Stepbrothers" , who returns to incite greater anarchy for Derek and Hansel. Mind you, the authorities handed the wicked Mugatu a stiff prison sentence, and the European Union Fashion Prison, where he serves time, resembles a gargantuan sewing thimble. Mugatu is chained by the neck to a huge pole at the center of a room with a "Silence of the Lambs" vibe to it. Eventually, he overwhelms our harebrained hero and escapes. Ultimately, Hansel reconciles his differences with Zoolander, and they set out to track down the elusive Mugatu. Along the way, our heroes wind up in Rome after Billy Zane bears them each a message with an invitation from a fashion diva Alexanivya Atoz Kristen Wiig of "Bridesmaids" , a Donatella Versace knockoff, to attend her show. Long-suffering Derek is reunited with his long, lost son Cyrus Arnold of "Hardcore Harry" at a Roman orphanage. Initially, Derek doesn't recognize junior because the younger Derek is obese.Naturally, Derek and Hansel are still as 'dumb and dumber' as they were in "Zoolander." They have no idea what they have gotten themselves into when they arrive in Rome. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson haven't lost their charismatic camaraderie, and they surpass themselves as the super-simpletons. The evil Mugatu remains as monstrous as usual, but this time he cradles a stuffed doggie rather than the real thing. Will Ferrell looks as absurdly ridiculous as he was in "Zoolander," and he overshadows everybody with his hilarious antics. The scene where Ferrell keeps tearing off disguises generates non-stop laughter. Spanish-born beauty Penélope Cruz appears sexy in a swimsuit when she saves Derek's life. Some of the "Zoolander 2" gags are genuinely imaginative. When Zane brings Derek a message at the beginning, the message comes in a box that projects a hologram of Alexanya as she addresses Derek. Of course, this is reminiscent of the original "Star Wars" when R2D2 displayed a hologram of Princess Leia. Stiller staged the snappy PG-13 exercises in hilarity on location in and around the Eternal City, and Rome, Italy, has never looked more exotic thanks to "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" lenser Daniel Mindel's dazzling widescreen cinematography. As expected, Leesa Evans' costume designs are appropriately outlandish to suit the occasion. Anybody who laughed themselves silly at the first "Zoolander" should enjoy "Zoolander 2."
Lower your expectations for maximum enjoyment (by mysticsorceror-926-719116)
Although I might get booed for saying this, I actually really enjoyed this sequel. I was glad that it didn't have a lot of toilet humor and that they managed to find ways of being stupid around it, such as the prison full of male models. There were so many good jokes in this, admittedly with more focus on the social media and pop culture world of today than the modeling industry that isn't to say Billy Zane wasn't enjoyed . I love how celebrities from Susan Boyle to Katy Perry got to have themselves raised as above the failing and stumbling Zoolander-Hansel duo.My only advice is <more>
to go in expecting to see something stupid, it is a sequel and it doesn't live up to the original, but if you go in expecting the original you will be disappointed. If you go in expecting it to be terrible, I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy it. Plus, I do the early bird for $10 less per ticket so I definitely got my money's worth.
Back in 2001, when the first Zoolander came out, people wrote it off as tired and juvenile. How the tables have turned in 2016, so that same exact humor is exactly what we don't get enough of. It's not Hangover cool, or 21 Jump Street silly. An acquired taste, sure, but in a way it's a little more brilliant than those other comedies. It's completely stupid, but in the most well thought out way possible. Zoolander 2 doesn't skip a beat in giving us that same exact charm that made the first one so great. In certain ways it's funnier than the original. The world around <more>
Derek Zoolander has changed, but he definitely hasn't. Ben Stiller, who writes, directs, and stars in the film, gives us plenty of new lines to quote and a gang of new characters who are just as weird and off-kilter as the originals. It's absolutely ridiculous, but at the same time, it doesn't exploit every chance it gets to make an innocuous joke. If you take this film too seriously, it will go over your head.From the opening scene, you realize you're in for the same unwieldy satire that made the first one so great. Justin Bieber--one of a few dozen cameos--takes an Instagram selfie after being shot to death.Someone is killing pop stars, and Interpol agent, Valentina Valencia Penelope Cruz , is trying to figure out why. She hires Derek Zoolander Stiller and his former rival-turned-friend Hansel Owen Wilson to help crack the case. Derek has been living as a "hermit crab" recluse since his wife died and his son was taken into protective custody. And Hansel, after suffering a career- ending facial scar, is living somewhere in the desert in an 11-person marriage.About 45 minutes in or so, as the plot really starts to develop, the humor doesn't quite keep up, since the characters are at their best when they're just bantering back and forth. But nonetheless there are plenty of things to keep us entertained.And then Will Ferrell, as Zoolander's arch-nemesis Mugatu, shows up in the movie, just as crazy as he was in the original. Then things turn zany and a little darker than they already are. Amidst the action-packed 2nd act, there's a great dialogue sequence between Derek and Mugatu where the villain tries to trick Derek into switching places with him in prison. Seeing the two of them on screen together is something to behold.The plot gets a little convoluted here and there, but many things in this movie don't make sense. That's the genius of it. Surrealistic comedy has somewhat gone by the wayside these days, but Stiller is still helping to keep it alive. He recruits another young talent in Kyle Mooney, who is trying to do the same thing. Mooney, doing a take on one of his own popular characters, plays a young model who talks in his own incomprehensible lingo and makes retro shirts from phrases that were said just 15 minutes ago. Perhaps he was chosen for this role because Stiller sees a little bit of himself in Mooney--the ability to not care if anyone else thinks he's funny, as long as he can make himself laugh. That's something to admire.Twizard Rating: 81
Very very funny but leave the kids at home (by debbie-willoughby)
My husband and I have just seen this and really enjoyed it. We laughed a lot there are some very out there and clever jokes. The actors are all great just as in the first Zoolander. Penelope Cruz of course is sensational and beautiful and funny. The story was clever and different. Derek Zoolander Junior needs rescuing from the evil MUgatu. I was sitting there thinking how funny it was and how my 12 year old would love the jokes when there was a VERY risqué scene which made me think "Nope". I do think the movie could have stood without the crudity that is pretty strong in places. It <more>
was very very funny and there are some surprising cameos throughout. I would recommend this movie as a fun night out for adults or older teens. 8/10 Thanks Ben Stiller and best wishes to you.Just a note I've read the other reviews on this site and Im amazed at how many people have NO sense of humour. Kind of sad.