You reader, you who haven’t watched this movie yet and are wondering, “Was it really necessary to have sequel to the first film?” Because yes, the first one was funny, but that doesn’t mean there needs to be a second part. I will tell you this: if effing Frozen is getting a sequel, any film can.
But the surprise here is that this sequel, though not strictly necessary, is as funny as the first one. It doesn’t make the mistakes other second parts do and keeps itself fresh and innovative.
Of course, the two newest additions to the cast, Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine, help quite a bit. The Austrian is superb in anything he does, and here he offers one of those performances he knows how to deliver as a character so indifferent and selfish that ends up being comical. Pine plays his son with a hint of madness that keeps the movie going.
The obvious statement, though, is that this film is held together by the chemistry of the three main protagonists, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day. Their delivery of lines and their interactions are more than enough to have filmed this sequel. Then you bring back Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey with short roles that steal the scene every time and people will soon forget that there was no need for a sequel.
With a plot that moves from the murder plan of the first movie to the terrible idea of kidnapping someone this time (or “kidnaping”, as Day’s character misspells), Horrible Bosses 2 contains plenty of good humour, meta-jokes and hilarious moments that will not win Academy Awards, but will definitely make you have a great time for a couple of hours. Watch this movie and then let’s all sign a petition to prevent Frozen 2 from happening. I refuse to buy my niece more stupid Elsa dolls.