(This review may contain spoilers).
I have seen the first Zoolander movie and I did enjoy that… but I have to say that, although this movie was kind of entertaining, it didn’t hold my attention the same way the first movie did.
I felt that this movie exaggerated a lot of the aspects of the first one. I thought there was a lot of potential in Derek’s relationship with his son… but I didn’t feel like having a child added much to his character.
I felt that there were quite a few aspects of this movie that relied too much on the toilet humour. It was nice to see Derek and Hansel resume their friendship and that there were conflicts with Hansel… even though his romance was kind of weird.
I thought it was cool that there were so many different celebrities in this movie, but I would have liked to see a lot more character development. There was a lot of sexual humour in this movie… I wouldn’t recommend taking children to see it.
I did feel there were a lot of over-the-top moments in this movie. Derek’s ignorance was more irritating than amusing or endearing in this movie.
I did find myself chuckling a few times during this movie, but I found the humour to be few and far between… and I wasn’t quite sure how to view the paranormal aspects. It was interesting to see a line drawn between pop stars and the male models in this movie… but there were some quite cringeworthy scenes in this.
I felt this movie had a lot of potential, but I was disappointed in the execution. It was entertaining to watch… but I didn’t think it was anywhere near as good as its prequel and I won’t be watching it again.