Zoolander 2 is massively silly and childish. It is also massively amusing. I really enjoyed it – although you probably need to know the first movie to get the most from this sequel.
Our eponymous hero (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) have been in the ‘wilderness’ of obscurity for the last decade or so. They are enticed out of retirement by the hottest Italian designer around – Derek needs a regular job to prove to the courts that he’s a fit parent (which of course he isn’t) and Hansel needs to escape his orgy partners because they’re all pregnant (Kiefer Sutherland included!). But the Italian designer is actually a front for far more sinister and vengeful forces – I won’t spoil it by telling you who’s behind it. Needless to say, Derek needs to rediscover his modelling superpowers (Who am I? is the comic refrain throughout) in order to save the day.
There is some genuine modern satire in this movie, Justin Bieber is murdered at the beginning and there are some real feelgood moments. It’s a recommended 8 out of 10 from this fashion victim!