mercredi 7 décembre 2016

Bad Santa 2 — So much better than I would have ever thought — 7*/10

  • Overall: If you can get through the first 30 minutes, then you'll discover a twisted crass comedy.
  • Who is it for? Anyone that's not too easily offended. You'll have a lot of fun.
  • Synopsis & information
  • Known actors: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox and Christina Hendricks.
  • Cameos: Mike Starr.
  • Setting: Low-life criminals.
  • Style: Irreverent crass criminal comedy.
  • Intro: Very bad. You can think of all the worst clichés about a sequel you can imagine and they've all been put there.  The first 30 minutes is awful and pathetic.
  • Story: Once you get over the boring big hump in the beginning, then you get to the juicy funny part. It's a riot, it doesn't care what it's doing, it's very much sex-positive, very empowering for women and there's plenty of surprises.
  • Ending: I liked the final twists. They're fun.
  • Epilogue: Loved it. There's the predictable stuff, then there's the hilarious bit, although I would have left out the pillow grabbing that's just a stupid awkwardly done misdirection.
  • Dialogs: Very funny.
  • Characters: Stupid, simple and very interesting. By the end, you finally understand the kid, but at first, it's totally dumbfounding. I especially loved the female roles.
  • Acting: Solid for the most part.
  • Afterthoughts: I only saw it because I like the irreverence of the first one (read my review here). I'm glad I did, it surprised me a lot and I laughed aplenty. An excellent surprise.