Thanks to Universal Pictures we had the chance to see Nicholas Stoller’s ‘Bad Neighbours 2’ before its Australian cinematic release. This is our review of the film; but, as usual, no matter what we say we recommend that you still go to your local cinema and see the film because there is no better critic than yourself.
The second instalment finds Mac and Kelly (Rogen and Byrne) expecting their second child and selling their house. However, there is a 30 days escrow period during which buyers can resubmit their offers. During this time, the couple’s worst nightmare arrives in the form of a new sorority that moves in next door, comprising of pothead, Shelby (Chloe Grace Moretz), and her new friends.
In the meantime, an older Teddy (Zac Efron) hasn’t moved on with his life, though all his frat brothers seemed to have settled into their careers and personal lives. Having been evicted from his home, Teddy quits his job in order to help Shelby and her friends make some money to go towards the sorority. After a few days, however, the sorority is still struggling to find money and decides to fire Teddy, believing that he is too old to be of any use. In that instant, Teddy is determined to join forces with Mac and Kelly in order to exact revenge.
‘Bad neighbours 2’ is one of the few comedy sequels that might be even funnier than its predecessor.
With its relatively straightforward plot, relatable situations and plenty of gruesome comedy, the film earns big points with its audience in terms of laughs.
Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne have great chemistry on screen and this translates to non-stop laughs every time they share the screen. Furthermore, Zac Efron does a great job as well proving that he is not just a fantastic set of abs.
Moretz’s squad is not as strong as that of Efron and his frat brothers in the first movie; however, the girls add plenty of laughs with their ‘old people’ connotations and pointing out the sexism in frats and sororities.
‘Bad Neighbours 2’ is a comedy that doesn’t disappoint.
Don’t miss the chance to see this hilarious film, which is out now on cinemas around the country.