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.