Bad Santa 2


Comedy / Crime / Drama


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Christina Hendricks as Diane Hastings
Billy Bob Thornton as Willie Soke
Kathy Bates as Sunny Soke
Brett Kelly as Thurman Merman
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Reviewed by Gino Cox 7 / 10

Raunchy humor that would make Lenny Bruce blush

"Bad Santa 2" is frequently hilarious, if one enjoys raunchy no-holds-barred humor. In a world of oppressive mandates for politically correct action, speech and thought, it is a breath of fresh air, mercilessly lampooning every liberal sacred cow imaginable.

It is not a great film. "Bad Santa" was amusing, but not particularly memorable and the sequel will undoubtedly also quickly fade from memory. The plot is largely familiar. The characters don't grow emotionally and are roughly as misanthropic, misogynistic, cynical, self-destructive, abrasive, etc., at the conclusion as they were at the start. It succeeds in creating humor by placing ridiculous characters in improbable circumstances. The humor is bawdy, uninhibited and confrontational. The jokes would make Lenny Bruce blush.

The film fails to rise above its station in its use of alcohol and nudity. Alcohol can be used for burlesque effect by turning a normally staid individual into a stumbling clown, or it can be used to strip away the character's inhibitions, exposing raw anger, resentment, fear and other emotions for all to see, as in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Nudity can be used for titillation, or make the character seem vulnerable, primal or honest, as in "Teachers."

BS2 uses uninhibited, unrestrained, brutally honest language to convey the frustrations, anger and other emotions of the characters. It is at times shocking or amusing, but consistently honest. But alcohol does not strip away any emotions or public façades, as these characters have no inhibitions to strip away. The brief nudity seems immature and puerile compared with the dialogue. One character has on-camera sex in half a dozen scenes with several different partners, with both partners fully dressed (at least from the camera's POV). This is an actor known for a highly erotic scene in a 2001 film. What little nudity is presented in the film seems cheesy and dishonest compared with the brutally honest dialogue.

The film delivers more laughs than many comedies. Production values are adequate. Performances are uniformly excellent. The script is underdeveloped with several major plot holes. It isn't destined to become a classic, but succeeds admirably as a raunchy celebration of political incorrectness.

Reviewed by Josh Barton 2 / 10

Swaps charm and soul for sheer vulgarity

The idea of making a sequel to Bad Santa is one that was first raised in 2009, only six years after its release. It's an idea that should have really been acted upon then or just left in the past because Bad Santa 2, a sequel that comes thirteen years after the original, is not a very good film at all.

Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) is still living a life fuelled by whiskey and greed, a lifestyle that leaves him contemplating suicide, until his old friend, Marcus (Tony Cox), resurfaces after spending ten years in prison. With him, Marcus brings a job for both him and Willie in Chicago.

This time though, the duo find themselves attempting to steal $2million on Christmas Eve from a charity aimed at helping underprivileged children. With Willie's mum, Sunny (Kathy Bates), and Thurman Merman (Brett Kelly) joining the duo in Chicago, things start to become a little more tricky for Willie and Marcus.

There is just so much wrong with Bad Santa 2 as both a comedy and a sequel. The most vital mistake the film makes is that it totally lacks any of the charm or wit that made the first one good. I mean, seriously, the jokes in this are as if they're just having a competition to see who can say the most controversial thing, including one about abortion that just leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

It's a level of writing that comes as no surprise seeing as both the writers of the first film don't have any involvement with this sequel. Any soul that was established in the predecessor is totally destroyed with a screenplay and characters that take things from bad to utterly vulgar in a matter of ninety minutes. Billy Bob Thornton punching Kathy Bates right in the face is something that we don't really need to be seeing in a film today to get a cheap laugh.

Then come the performances, none of which bring any life to the film. Billy Bob Thornton just snoozes his way through proceedings, Kathy Bates wastes both her talent and time in a turgid role and Christina Hendricks, what the hell were you even thinking?! I mean, come on this is not what you should be doing. I was so disappointed with Brett Kelly as well, which isn't necessarily his fault, but Kelly making an appearance as a 21-year-old Thurman Merman just didn't work for me. It worked because he was a kid before and it was funny to watch Billy Bob Thornton react to his mannerisms however, it's fair to say Kelly just doesn't sell the character very well now at an older age.

Did I laugh? A little. Is it as good as the first film? Nowhere near. Is Bad Santa 2 one of the worst films of 2016? Sadly, yes.

Reviewed by markgordon-26467 1 / 10

If you enjoyed the original, leave that as your memory, not this

My wife and I both really enjoyed Bad Santa. The original was just that - original. Billy Bob Thornton was great as the "done with it all" character, Willy was funny, Thurman was perfect and the story made some sense. Rob a big department store of its biggest take of the year.

This appalling "sequel" is juts a really bad remake of the original. Same main characters but this time I just don't buy Billy Bob's irredeemable scumbag. Willy is just primarily annoying. Making Thurman do what they make him do is unforgivable and introducing Billy Bob's mum (an actress barely 5 years older than him) as an explanation for why Billy Bob is the way he is is ridiculous.

The story is the same as the original, just a different outfit to rob (a charity this time, to make it more cruel!!) but the jokes aren't funny, the characters hollow versions of their originals, the "Billy Bob likes anal sex with big girls" shtick doesn't work this time and the story is just banal.

I was really looking forward to seeing this. And now I wish I hadn't. A waste of the talent involved. Do yourself a favour - find a cheap DVD of the original and enjoy. Watching this one will ruin your whole day.

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