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Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising

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When their new next-door neighbours turn out to be a sorority even more debaucherous than the fraternity previously living there, Mac and Kelly team with their former enemy, Teddy, to bring the girls down.

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Cast

Seth Rogen – Mac Radner

Rose Byrne – Kelly Radner

Zac Efron – Teddy Sanders

Chloë Grace Moretz – Shelby

Ike Barinholtz – Jimmy

Carla Gallo – Paula

Dave Franco – Pete

Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" - Arrivals

Bad Neighbours 2 is such an awful movie, I refuse to spend time going into detail about it. So I’ll break it down into bullet points:

 

The Positives:

– Rose Byrne (increasingly popular Hollywood actress) is part of the cast. If I ever mention Rose Byrne to someone they usually don’t know who I’m talking about. It seems the woman isn’t as big a name as say, Scarlett Johansson or Julia Roberts, but she’s by no means less gifted. Anything I’ve seen Byrne in has been entertaining as she graces the screen with brilliant talent. She can be deadly serious (Insidious) or hysterically funny (I Give It A Year), which let’s face it is how an actor should be; able to switch on and switch off a whole range of emotions / personalities. Byrne is superb in this respect, and I can only feel sorry for her being cast in Bad Neighbours. In these two movies she displays a radiant talent yet again, but is totally out of place. Surrounded by the likes of Rogen and Franco, Byrne is as out of place as Snow White would be in Fast & Furious. I genuinely feel sorry for her, that she has to endure such an immature movie. But Byrne lifts the whole thing up slightly, ensuring what could be a disaster is witty and contains a great dose of adult humour. Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising could have been a movie to walk out of halfway through – but the fact I was enjoying her dry humour meant I stayed. Win.

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Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising genuinely made me laugh out loud during certain scenes. What I assumed would be non-stop childish humour turned out to be quite funny. But I must stress this was only for about 20% of the movie; a few hilarious lines are spoken, and one or two things happen which are so ridiculous that they’re hilarious. I liked these moments, but other than these the movie was just trash.

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– Efron gets his clothes off, and it’s quite spectacular. I can’t imagine ANY woman – or man – not feeling slightly damp at the sight of his bulging, masculine torso wriggling around the stage Teddy performs a dance routine on. The actor clearly knows how attractive he is, but his vanity didn’t put me off for a second as I tried to get as much flesh visual absorbed into my eyeballs as possible. This scene will certainly have the women swooning, and gay guys dripping. Hell, I’m willing to bet even straight guys feel a slight stirring in their thigh region..

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The Negatives:

Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising is non-stop immaturity and filth. Perfect for kids of college age who are obsessed with ‘having a good time’ and downing as much alcohol as they can, this movie displays just that. It is dripping with smut and dirty puns, and felt like I was watching a car crash of vulgar behaviour all the way through. Babies playing with dildos, teenagers getting beaten up by adults, drug busts and piss-ups, penetrative conversation.. it’s just horrible. Viewers should expect nothing but an in-depth look into the life of a sorority group – when the girls are up to no good. Just a step away from being the sequel to Project X, Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising is a shabby display of drunken antics. But even when sober the girls are stupid too, so there’s no relief from the atmosphere of ‘dumbass’.

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– There is hardly any story to this movie, and when there is it seems to get lost amongst the stupidity. Shelby and her ‘sisters’ stop to moan about their living situation from time to time, but otherwise this is 91 minutes of the producers having as much fun as possible.

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– The sorority sisters have absolutely no dynamics at all. Far from entertaining, the girls appear to be a cluster of extras found at last minute and thrown on set to support Moretz and her co-stars.

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My review ends here.
I refuse to spend any more of my time discussing this movie.

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