For better or worse, if you’ve watched a mainstream US comedy in the last five years, it’s going to be riddled with improv.
Horrible Bosses 2 is no different and Bateman, Day and Sudeikis offer nothing new as the engaging lead trio, bumbling their way through a series of unimaginative sketches and pointless timelapse.
Their comedic styles are complementary and often hit home with big laughs, but the improv-heavy editing kills a lot of the subtlety in the plot.
Some of the most raucous (and filthy) humour comes from supporting stars like Aniston, Spacey and Pine, with the latter stealing plenty of scenes through sheer evil twattery.
The action-packed climax is genuinely thrilling and hilarious. When you compare what came before it just feels like the filmmakers were killing time before they got to the good bits. There’ll probably be a Horrible Bosses 3. It’ll probably be alright.
CAST: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx
DIRECTOR: Sean Anders
WRITER: Sean Anders and John Morris
SYNOPSIS: Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don’t go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a hare-brained and misguided kidnapping scheme.
Note: Don’t watch this trailer. It ruins loads of great jokes.