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Today I’m reviewing Horrible Bosses 2.

Short Synopsis:

Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don’t go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.**

Non-Spoiler Review:

Horrible Bosses 2 brings a good amount of laughs when you return to the lives of Dale, Kurt and Nick. Jennifer Aniston’s character is over the top and it works. You will enjoy Chris Pine and his great performance. If you loved the first movie then you will definitely enjoy this movie. It bumps it up a slight notch.

I give this movie a 6.8 out of 10.

Check out down below for a spoiler review on Horrible Bosses 2. You’ve been warned.

 


** Warning, Possible Spoilers!!!! **

 

The Good:

  • Jennifer Aniston’s character of Dr. Harris was crazy and awesome at the same time. She didn’t disappoint at all. You rarely see Aniston in such a risky role and it’s refreshing. She takes Dr. Harris from the previous film and takes it up a notch. She’s very promiscuous and brings in a few laughs with it.
  • Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz played great villains in this movie.
    • Chris Pine stole the show with his acting talent. He portrayed different layers to Rex. You’re put on a ride of emotions towards Rex from start to finish. At first you really like his character then you hate him and then you like him again. Rex is just as or even more calculating than his father Burt.
    • Christoph Waltz is amazing and plays a likable villain. He comes off at first like a savior to the trio and then shows his true colors after they finish making their product. He played them so well it was almost a shame to see it happen. Burt Hanson was a very strong character.
  • Jamie Foxx’s character of Jones was hilarious. He is a key player in this movie. You can’t think of a moment where he didn’t serve a great purpose. He was funny, serious and a great mastermind. He keeps true to his portrayal from the first movie.
  • This movie will have you laughing quite a bit. The jokes are slightly better than its predecessor. You’re not completely disappointed with this rated R comedy. The combination of Day, Bateman and Sudeikis works well on screen. They play well off of each other and bring out some hilarious scenes.

 

The Bad: 

The twist of Rex betraying the guys seem a bit cliche. The guys shouldn’t have trusted his character so easily. Rex spent majority of the movie playing them so it was crazy to think he wouldn’t betray them in the end. The story should have made Rex out to be a good guy for majority of the movie then pull the switch at the very end. Of course this would be cliche too but not as cliche as the story in the movie.

This movie tried a bit too hard to be funny. This movie had a lot of jokes in it and some of them fell a bit flat. It’s the simple case of trying too many ideas on the screen and not following through properly. There are a few jokes that came off a bit too risky for the movie and it shouldn’t have been translated to the big screen.

The Hypothetical:

It would be a different movie if the story contained a bit more of Jones and Dr. Harris. Both of their characters played pivotal roles in the plan of Dale, Nick and Kurt. All of trailers for the movies made it seem like both characters had bigger roles in the movie but it wasn’t the case. Instead of putting moments of Dale’s wife in the movie it could have been replaced with more screen time for Jones.

 

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