‘Zoolander 2’ Gets Uncomfortable in These Very Silly New Clips
One of the funniest parts of the Zoolander 2 trailers features Owen Wilson’s Hansel hurling increasingly large and dangerous objects at Ben Stiller’s Derek Zoolander in an effort to trigger his magical model powers. You can see a slightly extended version of that scene in one of two new clips Paramount has released to promote the long-delayed comedy sequel, while the other…well…it’s pretty special.
The second clip features a reunion between Will Ferrell’s Mugatu and Kristen Wiig’s ridiculously-dressed Alexanya Atoz, followed by what is perhaps the most comically grotesque kiss scene since Cruel Intentions:
As with most comedies, it’s hard to gauge the effectiveness of these scenes out of context, and while we’re all wishin’ and hopin’ and prayin’ that Zoolander 2 can live up to the standards that have been set by the passage of time, Anchorman 2 has already prepared us to lower our expectations. It’s been 15 years since Zoolander, and like Anchorman, that film wasn’t really appreciated until it hit home video. Will Zoolander 2 follow in the underwhelming footsteps of Anchorman 2? We’ll find out soon enough.
When the “world’s most beautiful people” are systematically assassinated with formerly famous male model Derek Zoolander’s trademark “Blue Steel” look on their face, Interpol recruits Derek and his friend Hansel McDonald to infiltrate a new and different world of high fashion in order to put a stop to it. Meanwhile, Derek’s rival Jacobim Mugatu is set free and is seeking revenge.
Zoolander 2 hits theaters on February 12.