(This review may contain spoilers).
Having seen the prequel to this movie, I was definitely interested in seeing this… so when I had the opportunity to watch it today, I decided I wanted to see it.
It was good to see a direct sequel to the first film. I didn’t remember all of the details, but I liked the fact that Ben had chosen to try and go into law enforcement. I felt a lot of sympathy for him, due to the fact that he was so eager to be a part of the police… but things couldn’t help but go wrong for him.
It was good to see the banter between Ben and James and the ‘brothers-in-law’ exchange did make me giggle. It was good to see that, although Ben did make mistakes, he was still capable at times… and there were a couple of scenes where I thought he demonstrated the training he had received. (For instance, I thought the part where he counted the bullets was quite cool).
I did enjoy being able to see the relationship between Ben and Angela. It was cool to see how Angela accepted Ben’s quirks… and I did find the ‘thongs’ exchange amusing.
Although there were quite a few elements of humour, it was good to see there were instances of seriousness as well. I liked the actor playing AJ and it was cool to see the part he played in the missions.
There were a couple of cringeworthy moments in this movie, like when Ben eats food from the bin… that made me wince in sympathy. But there were also some laugh-out-loud moments… and the main characters played well off each other, even though I did get a bit confused over who was who with some of the minor characters.
I did really dislike Cori, though, but it was good to realise I’d seen the actress in something before.
I did find this movie to be really entertaining with some good tense scenes and quite a bit of good humour. I might not plan to watch this film again any time soon… but if there’s a third movie in this franchise, I probably would watch it.