Title: Horrible Bosses 2 Director: Sean Anders Year: 2014 Run time: 1hr 48m
“Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick, Dale and Kurt decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business in “Horrible Bosses 2.” But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company in this follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy “Horrible Bosses” that reunites stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as everyone’s favourite working stiffs.”
1:07 - “You’re probably already late for work.” Not what you want to hear from the traffic guy. 1:48 - Potatoes with arms. 5:39 - Genius TV. They should have their own show. 12:27 - I sort of can’t think of him as being overpowered by his dad/boss. It’s Captain Kirk for crying out loud. 13:18 - Love the factory filling out while they’re looking around. Timelapse. 14:50 - “N to the O.” 17:49 - ShowerPal is a better name. 20:22 - That was a rollercoaster of emotion regarding Speed. “F you, I love Sandra Bullock!” 21:24 - Kidnape. 29:15 - “It’s not a spy store, it’s a convenience store.” 40:54 - “The plan did not account for a locked door?” 41:30 - Hate to have a ringtone get a song stuck in your head. 44:22 - Oh god, he’s no Captain Kirk, he’s awful! 52:19 - Charlie Day is so funny. $500 million? 59:25 - “I got a little lost with all their yammering.” 1:00:39 - Blue eyes Pine. 1:09:06 - They bicker even in the success fantasy. 1:21:29 - How do you move around with three babies strapped to you? 1:27:36 - “What is the seatbelt situation in here?” 1:40:09 - Kevin Spacey does rage really well.
I was worried about this one, sequels, you know? The important thing was for them not to ruin the original, which as I mention in my review, made me laugh so much I almost died.
I think they did a solid job. It does sort of seem like an unnecessary sequel, but then almost immediately you’re glad to be back in the company of these three imbeciles. Them trying to make a good impression on live morning television is just the start of a journey that should be simple but ends up being far more complicated thanks to their crazy antics.
The banter is at first hilarious, although it does get a bit headache-inducing towards the end of the film. Charlie Day remains the highlight, although Jennifer Aniston was fab too. Funny and amusing, not as good as the first, but not ruining it either. Top job.