Five Reasons You’ll Love It - November 25, 2014

Horrible Bosses 2 - Five Reasons You'll Love It
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Horrible Bosses 2 - Five Reasons You'll Love It

2011’s Horrible Bosses introduced us to Nick, Dale and Kurt, three bumbling, down on their luck guys who work for three bosses who give new meaning to the word despicable, before hatching a hair-brained plot to kill them. The perfect mixture of hilarious set pieces and killer one-liners, it was a big, old hit at the box office, and, naturally, a sequel was swiftly commissioned. That sequel is now here, with Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman reprising their roles as the bumbling three, Jennifer Aniston and Jamie Foxx returning for the sequel, and big-name cast additions in the form of Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz.

Having quit their jobs, the three decide to launch their own business and think they’ve hit the jackpot when they secure a big contract with Burt Hanson, one of America’s catalogue kings. Trouble is, Hanson’s word doesn’t turn out to be worth a great deal, resulting in the trio devising a desperate plan to kidnap his spoilt son. Typically, it doesn’t go exactly to plan…

Ahead of the film dropping into cinemas on Friday (November 28th), we caught an early screening and have rounded up five reasons you’ll love it…

 

The chemistry between Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman is top notch…

What made the first film so much fun was the endless one-liners bouncing between Sudeikis, Bateman and Day, and there’s a tonne more of that in this instalment.

 

Jamie Foxx almost steals the film…

He isn’t onscreen very much, but every time Jamie Foxx’s Dean ‘Motherf***er’ Jones shows up, he’s on brilliant form.

 

Chris Pine is hilarious…

As the new Captain Kirk and new Jack Ryan, Chris Pine has had ample chances to off his skills as an action hero, but not much by way of comedy. But as spoilt Rex Hanson Horrible Bosses 2, he’s a revelation, full of wicked smiles and wise cracks, his character is smarmy as hell, but his performance is charming as hell…

 

Christoph Waltz is as deadly as ever…

We’re so used to the double Oscar winner showing up and being both charm itself and unsettling, but as ruthless millionaire Burt Hanson he’s predictably excellent, camping it right up throughout.

 

It keeps what’s good about the first film, but on a much bigger scale…

The danger with any sequel, especially a comedy, is that it will essentially be a re-tread of the original, with slightly worse jokes. No danger of that here, the set pieces are bigger, the laughs are more frequent and the pace is quicker, this is more of a thrill ride than the original and all the better for it…

 

Horrible Bosses 2 is released into cinemas on Friday (November 28th). Stay tuned for our interview with the cast, which will premiere later this week. 

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