Friday, 15 August 2014

Today's Review: The Inbetweeners 2

Everyone's favourite foul mouthed British teenagers are back, except they're not quite teenagers anymore. Well, I suppose they technically are, having just settled into post-school life. Unfortunately, Will is struggling to make friends at university, and Simon's girlfriend has turned out to be a little possessive. But when the gang receive a letter from Jay bragging about how much (dubious) fun he's having on his gap year in Australia, everyone decides to drop what they're doing for a while and head for the land down under, with hilarious consequences.

That's the idea, anyway. It may be because I'm getting older, but the humour of this movie wasn't entirely my style. Although there was a group of 40-something guys guffawing at any mention of willies or poo, so perhaps I'm just a snob. Still, I'm not adverse to a certain amount of toilet humour, and this movie certainly has it in bucket loads. I certainly had a chuckle, but the amount of classic Inbetweeners awkwardness in most scenes is few and far between, instead replaced with over the top jokes about various body parts. 

As for the plot? Well, there's not much to it. Group of boys head to Australia, attempt to have relations with ladies among various other shenanigans. It's basically the same as the first movie but in a different location. Hardly inspired. The gang themselves are as good as they've always been though, the rapport between the four main guys is still pretty apparent. They all seem like they're having a good time, and that makes for some nice performances. It's just they haven't got much to work with. Sure, Jay is still having fun throwing out various synonyms for lady parts, and Neil gets to deal with all the bodily fluids, but all in all there's not much substance to any of the humour. A lot of shock value, a lot of poo and willies. There are certainly some parts that recall the good old days of the TV show, but this movie just pales in comparison. It's not awful, but it's not much good either.

My rating: 2/5


  1. Ah, shame, I was thinking of going to see this but sounds like it's not upto much!

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