It’s silly, it’s stupid, it’s zany, it’s like a feature-length Saturday Night Live sketch, but, if you’re in the right mood, Zoolander 2 will provide a lot of laughs, especially if you’re a fashion aficionado or watch Fashion Police.
It’s refreshing to see Ben Stiller back in comedy after While We’re Young and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Kristen Wiig is at her best, as are Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell.
And, Penélope Cruz is always a treat. Plus, there are more cameos than, perhaps, any film this century, including all the fashion icons from Anna Wintour to Tommy Hilfiger, pop stars from Sting and Katy Perry to Demi Lavato and Justin Bieber, actors from John Malkovich to Susan Sarandon and newscasters from Matt Lauer to Katie Couric.
With all that, the script by Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller, Nicholas Stoller and John Hamburg is in conflict between comedy and adventure and doesn’t fully succeed in either genre.
I give Zoolander 2 a 3.6 out of 5.