HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 REVIEW
By: Takudzwa Makoni
Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) are back in Horrible Bosses 2, the sequel to the surprise hit Horrible Bosses.
Bateman, Day and Sudeikis reprise their roles as three middle-class friends with serious Boss issues. Tired of dealing with crazy employers, the three set out to launch an invention and start their own business. They approach the antagonist played by Christopher Waltz, with a prototype for investment, and promptly get ripped off.
What ensues is their mad-cap quest for vengeance and retribution. The movie is carried largely by the impromptu exchanges between the trio, as they navigate the inevitable pit-falls. You forget that these three are in fact involved in highly questionable pursuits, until Mother$#@r Jones, hilariously portrayed by Jamie Fox reminds them that they are the, “craziest criminals I’ve ever met,” and confirmed by the trio’s comical ‘slow-motion walk’ out of the bar. As with most “all-star” casts- the movie features cameos from, to name but a few, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Fox, Chris Pine, Kelly Stables, Keeley Hazel and of course, the scene-stealing Jennifer Aniston- there is not enough “movie” for the talent available. The cameos however, are just-barely- relevant enough to the hi-jinx to not feel overly forced.
Director Sean Anders does the right thing by getting out of the casts’ way and allowing their instincts and chemistry, license. It is clear he allowed the crew freedom in interpreting the scenes.
Citizen Kane this is not- what it is though, is a platform for some really funny guys to make you laugh.