I loved the first Horrible Bosses… I thought it was pretty funny. In fact, I’m watching it right now as I write the review for its sequel Horrible Bosses 2. The second instalment features Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis), and Dale (Charlie Day) trying to get their money back from a businessman who completely screwed them over (Christoph Waltz) by kidnapping his son (Chris Pine) and holding him up for ransom… and of course some hilarious curveballs get thrown at them throughout the way. So without spoiling it for anyone I’m gonna tell you what I liked and disliked about the movie:
- Actors – I LOVE the cast – they’re all so funny and they even brought back Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston. At least they didn’t bring back Colin Farrell from the dead. And Christoph Waltz… I have no words.
- New jokes – I remember laughing out loud at a bunch of parts from the movie, but that’s all I’m going to say.
- Plot – It’s not murder but it’s kidnaping .. I mean kidnapping! But really it’s the same thing… they don’t know how to do it, they seek help, they screw up, they do it anyway, they get into more trouble, etc. etc. Pretty much the same as the first.
- Too much chatter – Kurt and Dale argue WAY.TOO.MUCH. in this movie. My head was spinning from all the very fast talking and arguing. Unfortunately that happened all throughout the movie.
- They didn’t use Christoph Waltz to his full potential – Christoph Waltz is an amazing actor and if anyone should play a horrible boss, it should be him but his role was so small… miniscule. I was so disappointed that they didn’t involve him a little more. I think, more Waltz, less banter.
- Recycled jokes – It’s a sequel, I was expecting recycled jokes but it was still tiring.
All in all I liked it but I didn’t love it. It was funny, it’ll keep my attention, and I would probably buy it (if it was on sale). If you want to wait until it comes out on Netflix or other On Demand service, you probably won’t be missing much. Fans of the first one will like it though… just don’t be too upset if you see some similarities.