3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

Completely over the top, as it ought to be.

As far as consistency goes, Zoolander 2 is on par with first film – not a claim many sequels can make. From the the ridiculous comedy to guest appearances galore (blink and you’ll miss them!), It’s safe to say that fans of the original will not be disappointed.

Ex fashion models Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) are tempted back into the industry by the Zoolander universe’s answer to Donatella Versace, Alexanya Atoz (Kristen Wiig) and the hippest designer around, Don Atari (Kyle Mooney). Their paths cross with Melanie Valentina (Penélopa Cruz) as she is investigating the deaths of pop stars who have died in mysterious circumstances, for the fashion division of Interpol.

The gags range from hilarious to mildly amusing to downright stupid; but comedy is subjective and there’s something for everyone here. The Justin Bieber scene at the start is great, unfortunately much of the punchline is given away in the trailer.

The pace is varied, it starts with a bang, gets a little boring in the middle and then picks right back up at the end. If nothing else, this film is jam-packed with clichéd references to this point in time (Netflix, Uber, selfie sticks, you get the idea). Done in such a way that you can’t help but be embarrassed about us when future generations watch it.

If you haven’t seen the first film yet i’d recommend you see that first, so you have a better understanding of some of the references.

Zoolander No. 2 premieres in Sweden on February 12.

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