The reviews are in for Zoolander 2

The Zoolander sequel, a follow-up to the 2001 film that shows a satirical look inside the fashion industry, has been receiving some underwhelming reviews.

Zoolander 2 was released on February 12 and according to Rotten Tomatoes, only 33% of movie goers enjoyed the film and only 22% of critics gave it a favourable review.

The film had lots of marketing and press behind it, and has used the real fashion industry as a backdrop for the film’s lead characters several times. The video below shows Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson backstage at a fashion show with Anna Wintour.

With a reported budget of $50 million (US) and a huge list of celebrity cameos (no joke, check the list from Wikipedia below), there is a lot riding on this film. The original movie was made for about half of that and made over $60 million at the box office.

The somewhat forgotten about original film did manage to gain a movie-cult status, so we’re sure this film will still perform well. At the time of this post, the film has made $27 million. While we haven’t seen this movie yet, we’ll assume its pretty silly/slapstick and will save it for a rental at home.

Even if it is just for the celebrities.*

  • Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander
  • Owen Wilson as Hansel McDonald
  • Will Ferrell as Jacobim Mugatu
  • Penélope Cruz as Valentina Valencia
  • Kristen Wiig as Alexanya Atoz
  • Fred Armisen as the VIP
  • Sting as himself, Hansel McDonald’s father
  • Christine Taylor as The Ghost of Matilda Jeffries
  • Cyrus Arnold as Derek Zoolander Jr.
  • Kyle Mooney as Don Atari
  • Beck Bennett as Geoff Mille
  • Nathan Lee Graham as Todd
  • Milla Jovovich as Katinka Ingabogovinanana
  • Katy Perry as herself
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson as himself
  • Tommy Hilfiger as himself
  • Malala Yousafzai as herself
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as All
  • Lewis Hamilton as himself
  • Justin Bieber as himself
  • Jourdan Dunn as herself
  • Ariana Grande as Latex Bosm
  • Susan Sarandon as herself
  • John Malkovich as Skip Taylor
  • Kiefer Sutherland as himself
  • Billy Zane as himself
  • Skrillex as himself
  • Susan Boyle as herself
  • ASAP Rocky as himself
  • Justin Theroux as Evil DJ
  • MC Hammer as himself

* Like we said, we haven’t seen this movie yet, so we can’t technically verify the list above it true or not. We’ll take Wiki’s word for it.

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