Wednesday, November 23

Review: Bad Santa 2

Can Bad Santa live up to himself from 13 years ago?
Bad Santa 2 is the sequel that puts Willie Soke back in the famous red Santa suit. Willie is just trying to get by in life when Marcus, along with Willie’s mother, contacts him to once again help commit a robbery during Christmas time, however this time at a charity in Chicago.

13 years after its predecessor, this movie is perfect for the satirical, raunchy comedy Christmas movie lover. Just like the first one you will be in for non-stop laughs from just about all the characters. The relationship between Willie and Marcus is still one of pure comedy mixed with the tension of potential betrayal since they are both criminals and looking for anyway to make a quick buck off someone else.

They also brought back Thurman Murman as a 21-year-old who is just as awkward and strange as he was as a kid. His character serves more than just bringing laughs because he is probably the only person who can appeal to the sliver that is Willie’s soft side and brings the Christmas spirit to his life, if only for a split moment.

The comedy in this movie isn’t for everyone since it does tend to be on the vulgar side. I will say that the plot took a back burner against the comedy of the movie. That being said however, if you liked the first Bad Santa or movies that have rude humor then I would definitely recommend that you watch Bad Santa 2 this holiday season.

Also stick around a little while for the Instagram clips they added to the end of the movie which adds to the comedy.

2.5 out of 5

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Ashley Ashley (Contributor) is an Orlando native who loves watching movies. Her favorite genres include comedies, thrillers and sci-fi


10 comments:

  1. Bad Santa was funny. I hope no. 2 is as funny or funnier.

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  2. just saw a screening of bad santa 2----i found it hilarious, although some people may be offended. it was as good as the first one, maybe better

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  3. I thought there were a couple of funny parts. The other "funny" parts however were just cursing and sex humor. It's NOT because I was offended, because I don't give an F about that. Words are words. I just felt like they were cursing (a lot) for the sake of cursing, to almost force the humor because you added a curse. Meaning, I didn't feel that there was much creative humor. Yes, people will laugh at blue humor, but that doesn't mean that it's something funny. It's an easy out.

    Being it's a sequel, the actors are just looking for a pay day. I don't blame them. Besides, they're not the ones who wrote it.

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  4. Bad Santa was just that - BAD. The humor was very blue, which I expected. But the problem with this movie, is that it just wasn't very funny. It was full of vulgarity for the sake of laughs, but it just didn't work. I'd give this movie a single star.

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  5. I'll cross BS2 off the list.

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  6. BS 2 - is more of the same - and raunchier. Fairly predictable and you may cringe for Kathy Bates.

    GRADE = B-

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  7. Santa 2 was off the chain funny.

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  8. This movie was lacking the heart and wit of the first film. Unnecessary sequel in my opinion, but I did enjoy Kathy Bates' performance.

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  9. This movie was funny. But I like the first Bad Santa better.

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