Directed By – Sean Anders
Screenplay By – Sean Anders & John Morris
Cinematography By – Julio Macat
Starring Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis & Charlie Day
Let me start off by saying that I thought the first was entertaining, not necessarily a hilarious movie, but a highly entertaining one. I think in terms of an entertaining sequel Horrible Bosses 2 delivers. The humor might not be quite on the same level as the first but it is close enough and does produce laughs.
Interestingly I felt like Bateman checks out on this one, or at least his character becomes an exaggerated version of his stuck-up self that he was in the first, and for the most part Bateman doesn’t join in on the fun. Bateman’s character only comes alive when Jennifer Aniston is on screen and frankly I don’t blame him because Aniston in these two movies is hotter than I’ve ever seen her. (Seriously, Aniston is mind-blowingly hot in these movies.)
While Charlie Day gives his usual quirky funny man Charlie Day performance, it is Sudeikis that really shines in this sequel. He has toned down the horniness of his character and added a large quantity of dumb, making him a hilarious pseudo-criminal. But I give credit to both Day and Sudeikis as Bateman really relies on them to play off of.
Surprisingly Chris Pine is also genuinely funny in this movie. The man brought the heat and it shows.
Horrible Bosses 2 is a decent sequel with an original plot and that’s more than I can say for a lot of sequels. You don’t need to rush to the theaters to see this movie but when this movie is available to you at your convenience, give it a shot, you’ll be amused.
God Bless America