Friday, November 28, 2014

Horrible Bosses 2 Movie Review

Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Jason Bateman (r) star in Horrible Bosses 2

Horrible Sequel

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: The follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy "Horrible Bosses" reunites Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as everyone's favorite working stiffs: Nick, Dale and Kurt. Jennifer Aniston ("We're the Millers"), and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx ("Ray") and Kevin Spacey ("American Beauty," "The Usual Suspects") also reprise their "Horrible Bosses" starring roles, while Chris Pine ("Star Trek: Into Darkness") and Oscar winner Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained," "Inglourious Basterds") star as new adversaries standing between the guys and their dreams of success.

I enjoyed the original (see review) but didn't laugh once during Horrible Bosses 2, a money grab of the worst order. Bateman looks bored to death, recycling Michael Bluth for the umpteenth time. Day screams every line, a la Bobcat Goldthwait (minus the talent) and Sudeikis ogles women. Enough with adolescent 40-somethings already (i.e. The Hangover.) HB2 is crude, racist and sexist (without being funny.) Thank goodness for Aniston's Dr. Julia, who collects cocks & "coma-boners," and provides the only spark in an otherwise horrible Three Stooges impersonation. The trio boasts, "We're betting on ourselves." I smell bankruptcy.