Just two years after the average Daddy’s Home released, this Christmas we have its sequel hitting the theatres. Is it really worth watching? Let’s find out.
Daddy’s Home starred Will Farrell who played Brad, and Mark Wahlberg who played Dusty, both of whom reprised their roles in Daddy’s Home the sequel. Daddy’s Home 2 introduces two grand ‘daddies’ to spice things up. Enter Mel Gibson and John Lithgow, visiting the newly-blended families for Christmas.
While the first film gave more focus on the duo of Brad & Dusty, This time the other characters too get equal importance and screen presence. Watching the first film can help you familiarise with the characters and few story references in this sequel. Surprisingly, John Cena gets more than a special appearance this time.
The first film used up all the gags out of the premise of Brad and Dusty’s rivalry over the care of their step and biological children, respectively, and there nothing new to tell in the sequel. We find many familiar scenes like Brad almost dying because of electric shock, from the first movie. Nevertheless, there are enough jokes to crack you up.
The duration of this movie is around 93 minutes, but feels much longer. Few of the scenes were unnecessarily stretched out, Especially, the scene before the ending which was too childish.
Overall, Daddy’s Home 2 is a stupid and forgettable comedy. It is worse than the first film, but can be seen as a family entertainer. So if you’ve got nothing better to do this Christmas, you could give it a watch.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Directed by: Sean Anders
Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, John Cena, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson