Zoolander 2 is perhaps one of those sequels we're like why is this getting made but i don't care i want to see this. I was really looking forward to this movie ever since i saw the teaser trailer last year but did the movie live up to the hype? Yes and no and ill tell you why but for the TL;DR check out the video below!
I will do this review by telling you two things i enjoyed and two things i found the movie lacking. I'm going to start of with the bad so lets get it going. We are back with Derek and Hansel and they are retired from the fashion world. However both are brought back under mysterious circumstances and that's where our movie picks up. My main complaint with this movie was the outdated humor this movie had. I mean it was funny in the first one but this is 15 years later so of course comedy has evolved.
Another complaint from me is the fact that the story line felt weak and rushed. I mean i cant ask for stellar writing considering the type of movie it is but still. I at least wanted something with just a bit more of depth and emotion. The story seemed to take itself a bit serious but didn't present it throughout most of it as much as i wanted.
All of that negativity out of the way ill start and finish with the good from this movie so lets start it up. Zoolander knows exactly who's going to see this movie and that can be a good or a bad thing. I mean for me its a good thing because i love the first one and its holds a special place in my heart. The movie delivers on so many OH YEAH moments and feelings of nostalgia that make it not be so terrible.
My last positive from this movie has to be one of the stars of the movie and that's the cameos. This movie overdid it with the cameos and that's a good thing because i loved each and everyone of them. I mean there were some were i was WHAT THE! The audience as well reacted the same way and made the experience that much more enjoyable for me. If you're a fan of the first and enjoy the cameos from various celebrities then you might just love this movie.
In conclusion Zoolander 2 is a sequel we didn't want or needed but im glad i got to see it. The movie is a big plus if you enjoyed the first one and understand the type of humor it does. If you cant agree to either one of those then you might as well skip Zoolander 2. If you however understand all of that and have no problem with it then go ahead and chuckle away at Zoolander 2!