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Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)Few laughs, nearly identical story beats, thin material, and overall… More Few laughs, nearly identical story beats, thin material, and overall lackluster execution kills Horrible Bosses 2, a textbook example of a comedic sequel that didn't need to be made. In Horrible Bosses 2, we find the same group together again, this time trying to promote an infomercial sequel product, only to be the victim of a heartless billionaire. All that's left is a harebrained scheme to save their company. Like the majority of comedy sequels, this film fell in to the same pitfalls. Mainly, it tried to replicate the first film without offering anything new. Only this time, nothing was fresh. The script felt not only familiar but uninspired, from the lame product they market, to the by-the-numbers villain, to the usual cameos. It was simply too self-assured and smug to actually attempt to do something innovative. Director Sean Anders seemed to feel as if the mere comedic presence of the cast would somehow enliven the screen, but failed to provide his actors with substance. The performances are all fine, save a lazy turn by Christophe Waltz, but there's no there, there with Horrible Bosses. Is it funny? Sporadically funny, with some genuinely good bits sprinkled in. Yet too much of the film is devoid with any of the audacious humor of the first, feeling tired and extremely one-not in this film. Forgettable. 2/5 Stars
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