Past-their-prime male models Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) are recruited by Interpol to investigate a conspiracy after a number of beautiful celebrities are assassinated while posing with Zoolander's signature "Blue Steel" look. Their probe uncovers an ingenious plot by fashion mogul Mugatu (Will Ferrell) to locate and harness the source of the legendary Fountain of Youth. Directed by Ben Stiller. Olivia Munn, Kristen Wiig, and Penélope Cruz co-star. ~ Tom Ciampoli, Rovi
Director: Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller
Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penélope Cruz, Christine Taylor
Release Date: Feb 12, 2016
Rated R for crude and sexual content, a scene of exaggerated violence, and brief strong language.
Runtime: 1 hr. 42 min.
Zoolander 2 isn’t nearly as terrible as some of the reviews suggest but it’s not nearly good enough to warrant its existence. Once the nostalgia of seeing Zoolander and Hansel passes, we’re left with a fairly routine comedy that’s never quite as funny as the original. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson slip back into their roles easily and they do have some funny bits but its never consistent overall. There are plenty of dead spots along the way with the film perking up substantially once Will Ferrell’s Mugatu reemerges. Penélope Cruz is game as the biggest new addition to the cast but it leaves you asking why the film isn’t funnier with all the talent assembled.