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Daddy’s Home 2

Daddy’s Home 2 Movie Review 2017: Bad Moms With A Gender Switch

CRITIC'S RATING    2.0/5
AVG READERS' RATING:    2.5/5
Movie Name
Daddy’s Home 2
DIRECTION
Sean Anders
GENRE
Comedy
DURATION
01 hours 40 minutes

Daddy’s Home 2 Review

Barely a month ago, A Bad Moms Christmas had grandmothers adding to Yuletide chaos and passing it off as comedy. It was an excruciating Christmas.

With exactly the same premise of families, children and Christmas, director Sean Anders has dads, co-dads, stepdads, and granddads run amok without arousing much mirth.

In fact, it's a little disturbing that just when Hollywood is cleansing itself of sexual predators and setting a balance in lopsided gender equations, here comes Mel Gibson who glibly says, ‘Men hunt and women cook.' That's when he isn't winking about his ‘conquests' or teaching a young boy how to slap women on the butt. Women are the butt of Gibson's ‘masculine comedy' anyway, which is way out of line in the current climate.

Gibson as Kurt and Mark Wahlberg as son Dusty are the testosterone guys in this hastily cobbled family gathering to celebrate Christmas as one unit. If they're macho, ex-wife Sara's present husband Brad and his father Don have to be the ones oozing mush. They're so mushy that this dad and grandad keep kissing each other on the lips and that's Anders' comedy for you.

A schoolgirl who nonchalantly shoots two turkeys like 'the men', a schoolboy planting a kiss on his step-sister under the mistletoe, and a sequence with a dangerous chain-saw are written in as the laugh-aloud moments. Santa sure forgot to pack humor in his sack this Christmas.

With soft men and strong men thrown together, there are the inevitable clashes. But it's Christmas. So with snow and trees aglow, the unwieldy and unfriendly turn warm and welcoming.

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell repeat the macho and mush roles of Dusty and Brad rather mechanically. Hilarity is a rarity with Mel Gibson.


Analysis

    Direction
    2.5/5
  • Dialogues
    2/5
  • Story
    2.5/5
  • Music
    2/5
  • Screen Play
    2/5

The Verdict

With soft men and strong men thrown together, there are the inevitable clashes. But it's Christmas. So with snow and trees aglow, the unwieldy and unfriendly turn warm and welcoming.
For a weak Christmas comedy that's outdated and out-of-sync with today's sensitivities, Daddy’s Home 2 gets a 2* rating


 

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