Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reprise their roles as models who this time face a threat to their continued success. Other stars include Will Ferrell, Penélope Cruz and Kristen Wiig. (PG-13 – 100 minutes)
“Zoolander 2” is silly, simple-minded and… well… stupid. That is not necessarily news as said characteristics are likely not only expected but actually appreciated by fans of the first film. However, they do tend to overwhelm (or underwhelm, depending on your particular perspective) and yield more groans than laughs thereby making the new comedy sequel somewhat unsatisfied. Still, it remains consistently entertaining thanks to the sheer number of actors who appear in roles ranging from supporting characters to quick cameos. That aspect alone is amusing enough to warrant a watch. The overpowering desire to sport a Blue Steel pose in your next driver’s’ license photograph is just icing on the cake.