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Zoolander 2

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2016
  • Ben Stiller
  • 101 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Comedy sequel starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Penélope Cruz. Once-legendary catwalk icon Derek Zoolander is lured back into the fashion business by a beautiful agent investigating a spate of celebrity deaths.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Killing Justin Bieber in the first scene may ingratiate movie-goers old enough to remember the first Zoolander, but sadly, the rest of this sequel will also have fans of the 2001 film mourning the ruin of Ben Stiller's original poufy-haired poseur.Fifteen years on, he again directs himself as catwalk superstar Derek Zoolander and is joined by his old partner in fashion crime, Hansel (Owen Wilson), in a hopelessly muddled plot. Following a fire that leaves Derek widowed, his son in care and Hansel in hiding (thanks to a teeny-tiny facial scar), Zoolander is drawn into the investigation surrounding Bieber's murder - led by a pouting Penélope Cruz - and is targeted by old rival Mugatu (Will Ferrell). A search for the Fountain of Youth draws these strands together about as tightly as a supermodel in size-16 trousers. Ferrell's manic energy is a late but welcome shot in the arm when the action starts to sag, but he's awkwardly shoehorned into the story. A torrent of cameos - including a brow-less Benedict Cumberbatch - can't hide the cracks and while daft plotting shouldn't matter, here it overshadows the characters and blunts the satire. There are too few laughs and none of the cool edge you'd expect from the man whose look was "Blue Steel".

Credits

Cast

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Derek ZoolanderBen Stiller
HanselOwen Wilson
ValentinaPenélope Cruz
MugatuWill Ferrell
Matilda JeffriesChristine Taylor
Alexanya AtozKristen Wiig
AllBenedict Cumberbatch
Don AtariKyle Mooney
Billy ZaneBilly Zane
Justin BieberJustin Bieber
Evil DJJustin Theroux
KatinkaMilla Jovovich
StingSting
Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
VIPFred Armisen
Susan BoyleSusan Boyle
Latex BDSMAriana Grande
SeductressChristina Hendricks
Willie NelsonWillie Nelson
Katy PerryKaty Perry
Anna WintourAnna Wintour

Crew

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DirectorBen Stiller

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount
Released on
2016-02-12
Languages
English | Italian | Spanish
Guidance
Swearing, some violence
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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