Thursday, 8 January 2015

Review : The Inbetweeners 2

The Inbetweeners 2 : Four Reasons to get out of Australia.

Will, Simon, Jay and Neil are back! and this time they're going down under in a hilarious new sequel which will surprise you. I was very surprised just by how good this film actually was. I know people say that the film is funny, but you don't know what they mean until you see it.

So the story is Jay invites Neil, Simon and Will out to Australia during the spring break, time has moved on, Will is at Uni, Simon is in a nightmare relationship with Lucy, Neil is just being Neil and Jay is out on a gap year in Australia where he works in a toilet. I've probably said too much already.

However, the film is most certainly worth watching if you haven't seen it. I promise you won't be disappointed. It's still the same crude humour that your used to. Perhaps realising that 90 minutes' worth of jokes about sex, penises, and feces wasn't going to be enough, Writers Iain Morris and Damon Beesley use character development to fill the gaps, and that in turn is rewarding in the way that it builds up some of the allotted time. Unfortunately, there is a downside to this because since the characters are mostly stupid and rather thinly drawn, that didn't help matters much.

I honestly didn't think the need for there to be a sequel, especially seeing as the first film rounded things off really well for the boys as to where they are and where they stand. Now we've had three series at school, the first film they go on holiday and now in this they go on a gap year. Now is there literally anymore they can do? Is it time to call it IT? 

On the plus side, the characters are harmless, and they do seem to have a genuine camaraderie. And there are even some really good laughs. I found myself howling with laughter at the cinema. Mostly, though, the film ranges from mildly amusing to annoying, especially when the jokes arrive at the expense of fat girls, older women, and even little people. And after watching an entire feature length film, the same kinds of jokes repeated again and again can get repetitive and dull.

In hindsight if you don't like crude humour than The Inbetweeners isn't for you. I wouldn't highly rate the sequel but it is a very very funny film and of course, incredibly British.  6/10!

NEXT : The Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies.

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