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The Rise of Taj is relatively pointless in the scheme of things, but refreshing in what it (mostly) doesn't resort to for laughs.
New York Post
Ryan Reynolds isn't around this time - and neither is most of the wit.
National Lampoon’s Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj harnesses smut and silliness to an oddly innocent tale of true love.
The laughs are low, the breasts are high, and the film is instantly forgettable.
While Kal Penn manages a decent lead performance as Taj, the writing is terrible.
New York Daily News
If you liked "Van Wilder," which starred Ryan Reynolds and Tara Reid, be warned: The only person returning from the cast is the boring Indian kid Taj Mahal Badalandabad (Kal Penn).
L.A. Weekly
So why not a sequel that subtracts the only good thing about the first movie, Ryan Reynolds? When Tara Reid won't even come back, you know things can't be good.
The Hollywood Reporter
So blatantly not funny that it might as well have been called "National Geographic's Van Wilder 2."
The four-years-in-the-making, badly recycled (not to mention awful) sequel might stain the honor of the Lampoon label if it hadn't already produced several even worse films.
To make a movie this charmless and uninspired takes a certain negligence that is rare among even the most cynical Hollywood moneymaking exercises.

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