in about 100 words or less
US 102m, Colour
Director: Ben Stiller; Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penélope Cruz, Cyrus Arnold, Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen, Sting, Christine Taylor, Kyle Mooney
Flirting with social commentary on the notions of contemporary fame, the long-awaited sequel to the really, really ridiculously silly Zoolander (2001) continues with Derek and Hansel as they uncover who is murdering pop stars of the world. Returning to the madness, there are plenty of call backs to the first film and a few inspired additions such as Derek’s “old” ad for Aqua Vitae. Full of unexpected cameos and plenty of corny laughs, this sequel may not for many fans, live up to their memories of the original production (Klaus Ming May 2016).