Zoolander 2 (2016)


Derek and Hansel are lured into modeling again, in Rome, where they find themselves the target of a sinister conspiracy. (IMDb)
A convoluted and lazily written plot (see the terrible climax that renders pretty much everything previous irrelevant) is jammed onto a non-stop ride of ridiculousness that more often than not doesn’t generate laughs (the sexual innuendos are lame; Armisen’s head unnerving; the celebrity cameos mostly tiresome, straight-faced and dramatic Sutherland aside-“minus one”) but earns points for Wiig’s hilariously accented Alexanya and just for the sheer amount of insanity thrown out there by the end.
5.5/10 (Poor)

Zoolander (2001)


At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia. (IMDb)
Stiller’s pucker-faced lead is annoying more often than funny, but he has his moments (“Mer-man!”) and fortunately, the model-world satire he’s a part of is laugh-out-loud outrageous (see the underground walk-off; wacky final runway show), his counterpart Wilson’s smooth but equally dim-witted model is a riot (see his awards intro video), and well, people being dumb is just pretty funny most of the time (case in point: the ridiculous gasoline fight; 2001 ape spoof: “They’re IN the computer!”).
7/10 (Good)