Some scenes are more gross than anything else. Nearly all of the cast who returned for seconds look miserable doing it, which might explain why Chris Pine ends up being the only tolerable presence in this misguided sequel. Then, Rex's father Bert Christoph Waltz , a self-made billionaire immigrant who is sympathetic to the inventors' dream, places a big order and arranges for a bank loan to allow the start-up company to start up. Please don't even waste your time on this. The advice of their not-so-hardened former murder consultant Jamie Foxx is, once again, not terribly helpful. The central dynamic still entertains.
But I guess 2011's somewhat charming yet immediately forgettable Horrible Bosses made enough money to warrant a sequel, so here we are with literally more of the same jokes, with half the incentive to trudge out the same material. The contrast between close-ups and broad angled pans is pretty subtle for an over the top comedy, but it does its job successfully, especially with the car chases. After getting screwed by billionaire businessman Bert Christoph Waltz, an incredibly inventive actor with two Oscars to prove for it, who's given absolutely nothing to do here , the gang decides to kidnap Bert's entitled douchebag son Rex Chris Pine, who at least has a bit of fun with this dumb material. If you need proof that winning a bunch of Oscars will not necessarily result in quality material afterwards, you don't need to look further than Horrible Bosses 2. In fact, since it apes the third act of the first film almost verbatim, you can predictably expect a lot of semi-entertaining car chase sounds to keep you busy. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches.
When they wake up in the morning, they find Rex gone. Horrible Bosses 2 is a 2014 American black comedy film directed by Sean Anders and a sequel to 2011's Horrible Bosses. For a real treat, check out he extended cut with even more over the top humor and inappropriateness. The plot is really kind of a mess and it doesn't get any less so as it progresses. Nothing really stands out as being radically changed in the extended cut. If you haven't seen the original, then go do that pronto.
The critical consensus indicated the second Horrible Bosses similarly disappoints. Nick, Dale, and Kurt have rejected the office life to become their own bosses, so what could go wrong?! This launches an all-out war, as the investor is slick, subtly cruel, and oblivious to his vengeful would-be contractors. Like its predecessor, Warner has treated Horrible Bosses 2 to an extended cut on Blu-ray. Desperate and out of options, the trio of misguided entrepreneurs formulate a plan to kidnap the son of the investor and demand money for his safe return. Uncomfortable with the terms of the deal and wanting to manufacture the product in America, the guys refuse the offer. Horrible starred a trio of seasoned funnymen who generally held supporting roles, if anything, in movies.
It might have something to do with the fact that there usually isn't any practical reason to return to the same well other than a financial motivation. Oh, and movie pirate Motherf----r Jones Jamie Foxx and nymphomaniac nurse Julia Jennifer Aniston are back for no other reason than the fact that their characters were popular in first film. Yes, it's clearly true that this sequel is not as much fun as its predecessor. When they arrive back at the warehouse, they find Rex tied up in the trunk of their car. While Foxx's consistently amusing character is well utilized even when stretching logic and even Kevin Spacey serves a purpose in his pair of brief incarcerated cameos, Jennifer Aniston reprises her role, the weakest of the original horrible bosses, as a sex-crazed dentist to very little entertainment value. I mean, you know that things are going to get worse before they get better, but you never really know what specifically is going to give next.
Off The Cuff: A series of one-liners cut out of the film. Nick Hendricks Jason Bateman , Dale Arbus Charlie Day , and Kurt Buckman Jason Sudeikis decide to start their own business after tiring of working for ungrateful bosses. The original film certainly did not demand a sequel, or leave much room for one. All the original players even Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston return here, but the whole thing just feels awkward. The Blu-Ray: Video: Horrible Bosses 2's 1080p presentation is clean, crisp and without any apparent video noise, which is expected from a recent studio release. He also finds out that Julia helped make amends with Stacy, although she hints at having had sex with him during his coma and promises to sleep with his wife as well.
Turns out Bert is not so much a friend but a shrewd businessman exploiting their creation with a maneuver that will bankrupt Nick, Kurt, and Dale before their business can even get off the ground. You usually know in advance what to expect from an established leading man or experienced writers and directors. I have mixed feelings on Chris Pine here whose character eventually tries to help the three friends since he has harsh feelings towards his father. A couple of gags are really well-played but do not eclipse the ones in the predecessor or add up to the same delirious, unpredictable atmosphere on which the first film soared. Some may judge this harshly just because the original film didn't need a sequel, let alone one that doesn't do a single thing better than its predecessor did. We immediately recognize him as a slimeball, as he quickly, slickly walks through a proposal that will give the guys a one-time development fee and his company the right to mass-produce the device in China to extraordinary financial gain. Bateman has resorted to the straight man of the bunch, but even his character gets old.
Our hapless trio, Nick Jason Bateman , Kurt Jason Sudeikis and Dale Charlie Day go into business for themselves after attempting to murder their horrible bosses in the first film. In a series of hilarious events, Kurt, Dale, and Nick attempt to regain control through any means necessary. Still carrying an R rating, this elongated version runs 7 minutes and 23 seconds longer than its theatrical counterpart. Jones, meanwhile, uses the ransom money to invest in Pinkberry. The trio goes to Rex's house, but while they hide in the closet, Dale accidentally turns on the tank and they pass out.