Reviews: Zoolander 2 (2016)

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  • José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: El que fuese el mejor modelo masculino del mundo regresa quince años después. Obviamente, el impacto de esta secuela es menor, más aún cuando poco a poco se convierte en una reiteración de los momentos clásicos de la primera entrega. Pero reírte, te ríes.
  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: Agonizingly paced and bewilderingly outdated – no exaggeration, there’s a Susan Boyle cameo – Ben Stiller’s long-awaited sequel is a sad march through every single joke from the 2001 original, up to and including the notion that there is nothing on this earth funnier than surprise appearance by a celebrity.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: as Heidi Klum would say ‘As you know in fashion, one day you’re in. And the next day, you’re out.’
  • Blake Crane @ BlakeCrane.com
    • Excerpt: 2001’s Zoolander was clever. Zoolander 2 is stupid.
  • David Crow @ Den of Geek
    • Excerpt: The sequel’s facelift of once beloved jokes is simply too much to take since in the process of smoothing over the familiar punchlines, it has nevertheless distorted everything else. A countenance that was once so welcoming is still there, but “Blue Steel” this ain’t.
  • Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered
    • Excerpt: Zoolander 2 is another comedy “sequel for sequel’s sake,” trading thoroughly thought-out jokes for a distracting parade of celebrity cameos.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: This character has a short comic shelf life. We get it, already: He’s really dumb.
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Zoolander 2’ is like a radio station that plays all the hits of yesteryear — it can be fun for a little while, but it eventually grows stale.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Strained, silly comedic sequel, spiced by subversive, self-parodying celebrity cameos…
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: People continue to quote the original Zoolander to this day. The sequel will produce nothing as lasting; fans of the first film will forget Zealander 2 even exists.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: One keeps assuming the best jokes are on their way, although they never really take the runway.
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
    • Excerpt: …densely dizzy with oddball ideas loosely held together by a flimsy plot
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Zoolander 2, which is a tedious, tired, brutally unfunny, single-note disaster that took 15 years to get here. I wish it’d taken longer, like until after I am dead.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Who-lander?
  • Frank Ochieng @ Critical Movie Critics
    • Excerpt: Forced in unfunny and monotonous mockery, Zoolander 2 has all the comedic grace of a slippery runway being paraded on by high heel-wearing anorexic models. Zoolander 2, much like the Nehru jacket and clog shoes, is a freakish fashion statement that should be buried in the past permanently.
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: Opening against Deadpool, which was genuinely and consistently funny, Zoolander 2 tends to feel a little weak. But in the pantheon of long-delayed dumb comedy sequels, Zoolander 2 fares a little better than, say, Dumb and Dumber To.
  • Kristy Puchko @ Pajiba, Comic Book Resources
    • Excerpt: Stiller tries to make his movie meta by having its heroes labeled “Old” and “Lame” only to be redeemed by proving themselves once more relevant and cool. But “Zoolander 2? offers no such redemption for Stiller himself, delivering a comedy that’s studded with dud punchlines, rehashed gags and too few fresh bits.
  • Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A lumbering, laugh-free sequel [that] fizzles like a defective firecracker.