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Zoolander 2 (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 12 February 2016 (USA)
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Derek and Hansel are lured into modelling again, in Rome, where they find themselves the target of a sinister conspiracy.

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Ben Stiller
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Bieber ... Justin Bieber
Jon Daly ... Agent Filippo
Penélope Cruz ... Valentina Valencia
Ben Stiller ... Derek
Katie Couric ... Katie Couric
Amy Stiller ... Mom Tourist
Charlotte Townsend ... Girl Tourist
Christine Taylor ... Matilda
Jim Lehrer Jim Lehrer ... Jim Lehrer
Owen Wilson ... Hansel
Christiane Amanpour ... Christian Amanpour
Jane Pauley ... Jane Pauley
Will Ferrell ... Jacobim Mugatu
Justin Theroux ... Evil DJ
Milla Jovovich ... Katinka
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After many years of being separated from modeling and each other, Derek and Hansel are dragged back into the fashion world in Rome. After being humiliated on the runway by the people behind the scenes, Derek and Hansel decide to quit the business . . . until retired swimsuit model, Valentina, drags them back in with questions about recent celebrity deaths. Soon after, Derek also realizes out that the son who was taken from him is in Rome, and is much dismayed to find that Derek, Jr. is fat. And smart. Regardless, Derek, Sr. continues his mission with Hansel, which leads them to the fashion-model legends of "Adam, Eve, and Steve", and the "Chosen One". Who is that person? Why do the models drink the Chosen One's blood? Will Derek's and Hansel's careers resume? Written by Bossy Bessie

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Long time no Z. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, a scene of exaggerated violence, and brief strong lanaguage | See all certifications »

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USA | Italy

Language:

English | Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

12 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2oolander See more »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,650,000, 14 February 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,848,693

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,969,000
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| (The Magnum Edition)

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Datasat | Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lewis Hamilton: A fashion show audience member. See more »

Goofs

Penelope Cruz's mole on her face switches sides throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Derek Zoolander: [Driving with his son, taking lots of Selfies with a Selfie Stick. The car drifts lanes and he swerves it back, sending it flying through the air until it comes crashing to a standstill] Hashtag Oops!
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 11 February 2016 (2016) See more »

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Bang It To The Curb
Written by J-Splif (as Jae Won Choung), Virman (as Virman Paul Coquia), Kevnish (as Kevin Michael Nishimura), Prohgress (as James Roh) & Sidney Samson (as Sidney V. Samon)
Performed by Far East Movement featuring Sidney Samson
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Almost Unwatchable
12 March 2016 | by schroeder-gustavoSee all my reviews

Zoolander 2 is once again directed by Ben Stiller and we get to see Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell and Stiller himself return to their former roles, which is the one positive thing I can say about this movie. The cast is still good in their roles. Derek and Hansel are still the same characters and they play them with enthusiasm and Mugatu is well, OK. Sadly, everything else is pretty much garbage. The humor did not work at all and I just wanted it to be over. After 5 minutes of the movie I was just exhausted. This is a clear example that bigger does not mean better. I am a fan of the original Zoolander and one of the things I liked about that film is that it was just a small comedy with a relatively small budget and it evolved as a cult film. Zoolander 2 tries to be bigger than the first one and it just doesn't work. The first was pretty much about Mugatu trying to hypnotize a male model to assassinate the prime minister of Malaysia. That was the plot. Stupid? Definitely, but it worked in its own right. This one's about Derek trying to locate his son, while male models are being assassinated, which actually did not pay off at all in the end.

The movie is filled with unnecessary cameos and there can be too much of a good thing. It happened last year with the Entourage movie and now with this. Like I said, everything is bigger, the scope and even the effects, but what Stiller and his production crew don't get is that what made the original Zoolander so funny and good was that it seemed like they were taking a chance. It was kind of cheap and small but it worked.

The film doesn't work at all but I'll say this: At least it didn't feel cynical. To me it seemed like they were actually trying to make a good film and a funny one but it just did not work. The humor is mostly like people getting hit in the face and stuff like that. The movie also tries way too hard to recall on things from the original that were funny. As a fan of the original and as a moviegoer in general, I would not recommend Zoolander 2. I laughed 5 times in the whole movie. I counted them. And as a comedy that's the main problem with the movie: It was not funny.

1.5/10


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