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Film Review: Horrible Bosses 2

Posted on December 09, 2014 in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews
By USM Free Press

Krysteana Scribner | The Free Press

By Sergey Miller

Although movie sequels can sometimes be predictable and annoying, the film Horrible Bosses succeeds to define the norm or boring sequel stereotype.

The comedy of the first film centers around three workers trying to murder their respective bosses. This classic tale extended into Horrible Bosses 2 with a respectable twist. The new object of hatred for the once miserable employees of the first film include Nick, Kurt and Dale have quit their first jobs and discovered an invention called the ‘shower buddy.’ They need venture capitalists and investors to help them move their idea into a big business.

Instead of having a boss to hate, they go against the greed of Capitalism and big business which inevitably turns the table on them. Being ‘successful’ requires a sense of unfair play and low tactics which the three main characters of the film cannot stand.

They go to Jamie Foxx’s, who plays the character of  Dean ‘MF’ Jones to hatch a plan of kidnapping the boss’s son for ransom money. The two main antagonists of the film are Rex Hanson and his father Bert Hanson. This sequel to Horrible Bosses centers on navigating between these two characters and how the three main characters attempt to gain control of their business.

The cast is star studded enough to have some good acting and comical appeal. In terms of acting, well known actors and actresses such as Christopher Waltz, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, and Jamie Foxx make a hilarious appearance that is sure to have you laughing until you cry. All these characters show what it means to be in the craziness of nine to five jobs, each characters brings a special sense of humor to the movie at large.

The three original comedians, playing their respective characters, include Jason Bateman (playing Nick), Jason Sudeikis (playing Kurt), and Charlie Day (playing Dale). Aniston’s character is equally, if not even more so, outrageous as her former character in the first movie.

The cast’s acting ability definitely outweighs the script in this film. The plot twists of the film, especially nearing the end, allow for an entertaining pace. With all this in mind, the laugh factor of the film can be very funny and at some moments leaves the audience confused as to whether they should laugh or feel badly for the main characters.

Seeing this sequel is good for those who enjoyed the comedy of the first film. If these outrageous characters can get you laughing, this film is not a bad one. In all, this film is lighthearted and deserves attention for from all those who love a good belly laugh.


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