Howdy people of the internet, today I return to you with a new film review and it will be on The Inbetweeners Movie 2 imply known as The Inbetweeners 2. Now The Inbetweeners has been one of the biggest comedies to come out of British TV in a while and when a first film was announced most weren’t convinced it was gonna be a hit. That being said The Inbetweeners Movie was one of the best films to come out of the summer of 2011 and I adored it so much. When I heard there was gonna be a sequel I wasn’t keen on the idea, that being said the teaser trailer got me interested. So I saw it on Thursday and now I’m read to pass judgement.
The plot for this film is as follows:
“Neil, Will and Simon receive an invite from Jay to join him in Australia whilst on his gap year, who promises them it’s ”the sex capital of the world”. With their lives now rather dull compared to their hedonistic school days and legendary lads holiday, it’s an offer they can’t refuse. Once again, they put growing up temporarily on-hold, and embark on a backpacking holiday of a lifetime in an awful car, inspired by Peter Andre’s ‘Mysterious Girl’. Will soon finds himself battling with the lads to do something cultural, whilst they focus their attention on drinking, girls, and annoying fellow travelers.”
I thought the film was pretty decent. Story-wise there really isn’t much to this film, Neil, Will and Simon are bored with their lives in England and decide to visit Jay abroad and crazy adventures follow in Australia. That’s it. But in this kind of film you don’t need any more than that. I mean there is some story elements in the film especially for three out of four of the guys, but it isn’t anything that important. While this film is definitely bigger and broader than the last, it is all about the comedy and it comes in the buck-loads. The humour is still just as funny as it ever was when it comes to the characters, there are very funny moments for the four main characters whether they are together or doing things individually. There are verbal and physical jokes galore and it ranges from simple conversation to so of the most foul and filthy visual actions I have ever seen. I won’t say what I saw because it needs to be experienced, but my god some of what happens in this film is so dodgy and cringe-worthy that it boarders on South Park levels of filth, but it is all for the sake of humour and it works well.
Whether it is better than the previous film is down to your preference really, some have stated that this film has nothing on the last while others have said that this film is better than the previous one. For me it is on par, there are some things I liked more in this film but some I liked more in the last.
When it comes to the cast they are really good and do their jobs very well. Let’s start with Simon Bird as Will McKenzie. I swear Will is one of the most unfortunate individuals in the history of existence, he’s gullible, isn’t liked by many people and is just a bit of a plum, but that’s what makes him so funny. Bird is still able to pull some of the strangest faces I have ever seen and his comedic timing is awesome. The standout person for me would be James Buckley as Jay Cartwright. Jay is the cockiest man in the history of existence and his tall tales know no end, plus he’s obsessed with females and sex and has some of the foulest lingo ever… But that’s what makes him so great and Buckley is just on fire with his jokes. Blake Harrison as Neil Sutherland is once again very good in this role, I don’t understand how anyone can be a simple as Neil or get into so many unfavourable situations, but someone he does and it leads to some funny and dodgy situations. And Joe Thomas as Simon Cooper is very good again, this guy is probably the most logical of the four but also gets into some of the most random scenarios without it being his fault.
In conclusion The Inbetweeners 2 is another great film for the summer, I wasn’t sure if a sequel to the last film would work but it was a hell of a lot of fun. It was foul, filthy and unashamedly bold and I wouldn’t have it any other way. The setting of Australia makes for some really fun and interesting scenarios for the main four boys and while I wouldn’t say it amazing, it was fun and that’s all I really wanted.
So have you seen The Inbetweeners 2 and if so what do you think of it? Also how do you think it compares to the first film and the TV series in general? Whatever your thoughts are be sure to drop them below and I’ll see you on the next review yo.