LONG TIME NO Z.
Former fashion icons Zoolander and Hansel (Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson) are reunited after many years to help Interpol find out who’s assassinating pop stars. This belated sequel does everything wrong, even though it closely imitates the original by adding an abundance of cameos and inventing another outlandish plot involving fashion super-villains. A frenzied adventure full of eye-candy, but everybody involved must have thought that Rome locations and funny costumes would be enough. It’s all noise and no laughs.
2016-U.S. 101 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Ben Stiller. Screenplay: Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller, Nicholas Stoller, John Hamburg. Cast: Ben Stiller (Derek Zoolander), Owen Wilson (Hansel McDonald), Will Ferrell (Jacobim Mugatu), Penélope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen… Milla Jovovich, Billy Zane, Sting, Benedict Cumberbatch, Justin Theroux. Cameos: Jerry Stiller, Katy Perry, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Tommy Hilfiger, Naomi Campbell, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, John Malkovich, Kiefer Sutherland, Susan Boyle, MC Hammer, Anna Wintour, Mac Jacobs, Alexander Skarsgård, Kate Moss, Valentino, Willie Nelson, Susan Sarandon, Lewis Hamilton.
Trivia: Co-produced by Stiller.
Razzie: Worst Supporting Actress (Wiig).