With only a 22% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, "Zoolander 2" isn't coming out of the gates with a lot of love.
The original film, released 15 years ago and starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson as dimwitted male models who team up to foil an assassination attempt on the prime minister of Malaysia, became a cult favorite once it hit the home-video market.
But according to many critics, the long-awaited sequel, out Friday, lacks the silly hilarity of the first.
Before you spend your hard-earned cash, read how the critics felt about it.
The movie just isn't funny.
The biggest gripe many critics have is that "Zoolander 2" tries but falls so short of the original gags.
"'Zoolander 2' tries to blow the same silliness out to epic, world-spanning proportions, and it just winds up feeling overstretched,"The Verge writes.
And the Boston Globe argues that "'Zoolander 2' is just another lazy grab bag of sketch ideas acted out by 'Saturday Night Live' cast members and alumni, each of whom comes up with a schtick and then beats it into the ground."
If those aren't enough, here's Vulture's take: "How bad is 'Zoolander 2'? It's 'Batman and Robin' bad."
The Derek Zoolander act gets old in a hurry.
For the Chicago Sun-Times, the idiotic Zoolander character, whose fatherhood inabilities come into the plot, is just hard to watch:
"If you find Zoolander's mannered style of speaking and his narcissism and his monumentally tiny brain hilarious, I can't argue with you. I'm just not with ya."
The cameos make it tolerable — almost.
It seems like every other scene in "Zoolander 2" has an appearance from a celebrity. But the one who tops them all is Kiefer Sutherland, who has a special connection with Hansel (Owen Wilson).
That was a bad omen for the San Jose Mercury News: "When Kiefer Sutherland is the funniest person in your movie, you have a problem."
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