The Whole Ten Yards

"What's wrong, what's wrong? I'll tell you what's wrong. Everything's wrong. Take a look around you. Nothing's right. Cynthia got kidnapped by a bunch of Hungarian killers. And instead of calling the FBI or police like every other rational man, I thought to myself: 'Hey, let's try to get in contact with somebody else that kills a lot of people.' So I went down to Mexico - which is heavily underdeveloped, by the way - and I asked him to help me out. Did he help me out? No, he didn't help me out, he didn't help me out. No, he didn't help me out! Know what he did do? He put on bunny slippers, shot at me and then cooked me some chicken."   - Oz

release year: 2004
genre: comedy/action
viewing setting: home DVD, 2/17/15

synopsis: Dentist Oz and hitman Jimmy (and their wives) have to deal with their slain enemy's father when he gets out of prison.

impressions: Sometimes, sequels can be good, invoking the same humor and fun as the original movie. Occasionally, they are great (like Aliens or Terminator 2.) And other times, they are terrible. Unfortunately, that's the fate of this one. The first movie was genuinely funny, and had a plot that made sense. This...wasn't and didn't. There were a lot of plot twists and characters faking some emotion or motivation, and it quickly reached the point of idiocy, unbelievable idiocy. It didn't make any sense and was no longer funny or entertaining. In fact, that's all I can really think of to say.

acting: Matthew Perry is the only character who doesn't lie. Bruce Willis...liar. Natasha Henstridge...liar. Amanda Peet...liar. In fact, the only redeeming performances here are by Kevin Pollack, playing the humorous father of the previous film's bad guy, and Frank Collison as his calm-at-all-times other son.

final word: Bad sequel that isn't sure if it wants to be serious or humorous, but fails at both regardless.

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