As far as sequels go… damn. That was a fun 2 hour ride! The cast returns with just the right amount of differentiation from the first, just the right amount of laughs to heart. There’s a needle to thread with follow-up films, and this one nails it! Possibly my favorite performances from The Rock and Jack Black. Really the entire cast takes it up a notch for this one. (Still get a tad bit distracted by Karen Gillian) Really a return to the magic of the first.
Yes, THAT Christmas Vacation… shout-out to AMC for bringing this classic back to the big screen to spice up the holiday movie-going season. So many iconic lines, so many iconic bits… a true holiday classic. More of a PSA than a review… check your local listings to catch this legendary film on the big screen!
Homegirl’s still got it! The same rapid fire comedic brilliance you’ve come to expect from one of the best in the biz is back in full force. Marriage has not killed the comedic skill, only honed it further. Her material on weddings and dating as we grow older has me in tears! The pay-offs of working my way through my watchlist continue!
Double the action, double the jokes, double the fun! One of the best self-aware, self-deprecating comedies out there! Two hours of pure cinematic fun! The perfect execution of the typically fragile concept of “let’s make a sequel and just do the same thing… but with TWICE THE BUDGET.” This film takes the premise of the first, and takes it to a whole new level; something most sequels fall short of. Get ready to laugh your ass off for two hours straight!