Archive for December 2nd, 2014

Movie Mayhem – Horrible Bosses 2

In a perfect world, other than films that are already part of a planned series, sequels wouldn’t exist. Production studios, producers and writers wouldn’t rely so heavily on title recognition and consistently churn out original material. Alas, perfection doesn’t exist, and so we are left to wallow in constant sequels, prequels, spinoffs and rehashes, most of which could never capture the magic of the original film, and for the most part feel lame, ordinary or repetitive (see The Hangover, Part II). Yet with any rule, there are always exceptions (such as Terminator 2: Judgement Day and The Godfather: Part II), but they are few and far between, mostly because producers are only hoping to capitalize on the popularity rather than doing so because of artistic integrity. So when a film like Horrible Bosses (a decent comedy, but not one a whole lot of people were begging to see more of) makes just enough money to warrant an unnecessary sequel, I was a bit shocked to find that Horrible Bosses 2 not only doubles down on everything the first film had to deliver, but ends up creating a winning piece of entertainment. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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