Film Review

Zoolander 2: Review

It’s been 15 years since we were first introduced to Derek Zoolander, and now the character who brought us Blue Steele is back in Zoolander 2.

Backed by an all star cast, Derek and Hansel are summoned to Rome, to model once again. The plot is simple, some of the worlds most beautiful people are assassinated, and there is a link. Each has been trying to copy former world model Derek Zoolander’s Blue Steel look. Interpol recruits Derek (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) to help them catch those responsible.

Zoolander 2 is in essence a film where you can suspend the use of your brain, and laugh. There’s nothing intelligent about it; no plot twists, no science to understand, and very little to keep track of. Sit back, and laugh. There is an ensemble cast of talented actors and the comedy moments are seldom just slapstick or toilet humour. It will leave you laughing, yet not thinking, by the end of the story.

While the film is certain to have its share of haters, and you certainly need to be in the mood for this sort of film, it’s one of those fun vices that almost anyone is sure to enjoy.

A fun romp, mindless fun, with a competent story, talented (albeit silly) cast, Zoolander 2 is sure to amuse a wide audience.

Zoolander 2 opens 11 March 2016 in South Africa.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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