Cert: 15 Runtime: 92 mins Director: Nichollas Stoller Cast: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Kiersey Clemons, Beanie Feldstein and Dave Franco
They are using their sexuality as a weapon!
After the great success of Bad Neighbours or just Neighbours to the rest of the world! We were always going to get a another movie. Now after getting rid of Zac Efron we now have to deal with Chloe Grace Moretz and her sorority! Why am I watching this film? It’s just out of pure interest and you can’t go wrong with a comedy every now and then! So what is Bad Neighbours 2 about? Two years ago, married couple Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) found themselves living next to the neighbours from hell when a bunch of party-loving students led by Teddy (Zac Efron) moved in next to them. Now, two years later, Mac and Kelly find themselves having to go into battle with their new neighbours when a bunch of sorority girls headed up wildchild Shelby (Chloë Grace Moretz) crash the avenue.
Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising improves upon its predecessor, but overplays its hand. One thing that always bothered me about Bad Neighbours is that its tit-for-frat schemes came across as more mean-spirited than funny. This time around, the plots and pranks on both sides of the driveway are just as over-the-top, but more humorous. The dialogue and the one-upwomanship are clever and often laugh-out-loud funny. The characters are mostly colourful and amusing, but some of the characterizations are overplayed. The girls of Kappa Nu show no signs of the insecurity that they keep complaining has plagued them for years, Efron’s character is uncharacteristically insecure and needy, and all of the returning characters seem even dumber than in the original. Some of the jokes involving the Radners’ toddler might make even the most open-minded comedy-loving parents in the audience uncomfortable and a couple of the sight gags may make an even higher percentage of Movie Fans want to… gag. In the end, however, the story brings its various conflicts to satisfying resolutions. In spite of its excesses, this sequel has raised the stock of the franchise and many will find these neighbours well worth visiting.