Grandma’s tried and true recipe for a mediocre stoner comedy sequel.
First take the plot of the original story, sub out Zac Efron’s character for a female lead found in Chloe Grace Moretz and add Seth Rogan then mix together with a fledgling family and parenting issues and begin whisking briskly.
Once Seth has been whisked into a thick batter, add some sex jokes, a healthy dose of weed and sprinkle with plenty of cheese.
Once that begins to get nice and rubbery, take a handful of girls pulling pranks on Seth and his new family and leave to simmer in a pot for an hour and a half.
Finally pepper with a dose of feminism, racial diversity, and two gay men getting married and what you have is a stew of comedic elements giving it its best shot to become more than just a mediocre stoner comedy.
But a feminist cause and two gay men getting married a progressive comedy it does not make.
Bad Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising tries to be a little more than what it really is and some of its attempts are refreshing and admirable but in the end, what you have is a rehash of the original with some of the elements swapped around a bit, but not much.
The story follows a group of young-adult females who after learning college parties are far more sexist than they expected form their own sorority to do things their way.
They rent the old frat house next to Seth Rogan’s character Mac Radner and his family and thus we have our story.
It’s a fun and cheesy but ultimately forgettable hour-and-a-half with some celebrity cameos thrown in for good measure.
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