Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Review: Another sequel dud

The Hit:

Another fun movie to watch and if you enjoyed the first a lot, you might enjoy this one as well. I would be lying to you if I said Neighbors 2 was as good or better than the first, though. The original is clearly better. Sure there were some funny scenes here and there but that was about it. The scenes that were shown during the movie trailers were basically all the funny parts. 

Neighbors 2 wasn't awful but definitely not great as the first. If you like the cast as in Zac Efron, Seth Rogan, Rose Byrne, Dave Franko, Jerrod Carmichael, Christopher Mintz Plasse, and Ike Barinholtz  from the last movie and new comers like Chloe Grace Moretz, Kiersey Clemons, and Beanie Feldstein then seeing them in this comedy will be a little more enjoyable.

The story takes place a couple years after the first, and while Mac and Kelly are trying to sell their house, a sorority moves in but the problem is the house is in escrow for 30 days, which means in those thirty days if the buyers don't like something they can back out of buying and mac and kelly would be owning two houses and that's not good on their budget, so like the first flick, they are trying to get rid of the sorority instead of a fraternity. Basically it's the same story but with chicks. Not only do girls play dirtier than the boys but they are much smarter. 

Zac Efron's character Teddy has not really found himself in life like his frat brothers have, so he helps the sorority get started but then gets kicked out and ends up helping Mac and Kelly join the fight. The end is basically a good close to this series and Teddy finds what he is good at and everyone, including the sorority, is happy. But everything leading up to that point is comical. If you really just want to wait for the DVD release of Neighbors 2, I wouldn't blame you, but if you liked the first one and/or if you ladies just want to see Zac Efron then go enjoy this flick. Zac and Seth's chemistry is what really saves this movie from being awful.

The Verdict:
YELLOW LIGHT (Proceed with Caution)

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