Vomit-sex, Zac Efron’s abs, dildos and way too muc—I mean, just enough, feminism. If that combination sounds appealing to you; one, you should probably find someone to talk to; two, feast your eyes on ‘Neighbors 2’.
Bad Neighbors 2?
After successfully driving away a neighboring fraternity, Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) are planning to step up their ‘adult game’. With another baby on the way, it’s time to move to a bigger crib and sell the marihuana infested dump they’re currently living in. But when a new sorority moves in next door, they see their chance to sell slip away in a mountain of weed and booze.
Neighbors 2 is exactly how I described it, a sequel that has played out all of its jokes and now desperately pushes out vulgarity and eye candy, which works for me because I’m that guy who still laughs at fart noises. But don’t expect comedy silver or even a slightly quotable movie. Most of the jokes get repeated one time too many but overall I did have some manly giggles here and there. Mostly because the cast feels so much at home in the comedy genre.
Zac Efron is definitely the most overexposed actor in this film. He’s on screen whenever it fits —and also when it doesn’t— and kind of steals the show to be honest. I mean, zero marks for originality obviously and I did miss the bromance he had with Dave Franco in the first movie. But the High School Musical brat, us guys used to hate so much, found his place in comedy.
Seth Rogen is still Seth Rogen, which means he plays the exact same role he always does, but it works. I prefer seeing him smoking weed and getting puked on rather than him trying to be an action hero. So stay where you are, Seth, you’re doing good.
Chloë Grace Moretz is a new addition to the cast and even though she plays generic non-generic sorority girl #1, as an actor she does a pretty fine job. She holds her own against Rogen and Efron and undoubtedly has a long career ahead of her. Well, that and she still looks like she’s fifteen. Hollywood, you pervs.
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is not nearly as funny as its predecessor. But the combination of obscurity, girls gone wild and some timely wit, makes for an acceptable comedy sequel. Not a movie we needed but an enjoyable watch nonetheless, I’ll take it.
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is the movie equivalent of a:
Pretty to look at, casual fun, proper entertainment. You’ll probably see it again at some point. You know…If you’re in the mood.
Suitable for: anyone thinking about buying an Ab King Pro
Not Suitable for: anyone who doesn’t laugh at farts
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Stars: Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, Chloë Grace Moretz
Duration: 92 minutes