Two-and-a-half out of five stars
It takes every bit of this star power to overcome "Horrible Bosses 2"’s many shortcomings.
After the surprising success of 2011’s "Horrible Bosses," Nick (Bateman), Kurt (Sudeikis) and Dale (Day) are now taking their destinies into their own hands by becoming entrepreneurs. They’ve invented something called a Shower Buddy, a shower head that dispenses not only water, but also soap and shampoo.
We’re reintroduced to the fellas when they go on a local TV morning show to discuss the product in hopes of attracting an investor. It’s the strongest, funniest sequence in the whole movie -- which is unfortunate, given that the majority of the film is yet to come.
Nick, Kurt and Dale hatch a plan to get their money back by kidnapping Bert’s obnoxious, cocky son, Rex, played by Chris Pine. However, our heroes find every way possible to screw up their plan, to the point Rex actually forces them to kidnap him. It sounds funnier than it actually is.
If you’re easily offended, you have no business seeing "Horrible Bosses 2" because you will find some of it nauseatingly offensive.
If, however, you believe nothing is sacred when it comes to comedy, then "Horrible Bosses 2" will provide you a few laugh-out-loud moments, but not enough of them to justify the price of theater admission. Wait until you can stream it at home.