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Cogill Reviews "Zoolander 2"

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    NBC 5's Gary Cogill Reviews 'Zoolander 2'

    Run as far away and as fast as you can from "Zoolander 2," a dreadful, time-wasting, sleep-inducing comedy with almost no laughs. (Published Friday, Feb. 12, 2016)

    Run as far away and as fast as you can from "Zoolander 2," a dreadful, time-wasting, sleep-inducing comedy with almost no laughs.

    Yes, it's 15 years later and fashion icon Derek Zoolander is reunited with his runway buddy, Hansel, as they travel to Italy for a fashion show and meet, Penelope Cruz. She plays a secret agent looking for the true meaning behind a rash of dead celebrities. None of this film makes any sense.

    But "Zoolander 2" doesn't have to make sense just as long as it's funny, which it's not, despite the presence of an over the top, Will Farrell, and a disfigured, Kristin Wiig. One minute it's a bad Bond film, the next minute it's worse than, "Dumb & Dumberer." It makes your mind wander. Worse than "Anchorman 2"? Yes, much worse.

    "Zoolander 2" is written and directed with a sledgehammer by Ben Stiller, and his chaotic movie features a parade of cameos by famous people, most of them looking out of place and awkward. The original "Zoolander" made fun of high fashion out of dim-witted respect. "Zoolander 2" is much more mean spirited and desperate.

    "Zoolander 2" is rated an annoying PG-13, runs overly long at one hour and forty minutes and is the reason sequels get bad names.

    The magic has left the building, the moronic innocence of the original is gone. I felt like screaming after sitting through this cinematic debacle.
     

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