Daddy’s Home 2: A Bad Dads Christmas

I made up the subtitle to this film, but the sentiment stands. Just like A Bad Moms Christmas, Daddy’s Home 2 takes a middling comedy and churns out a sequel that nobody wanted or deserved, and sets it during the holidays just to ruin one more thing while they’re at it.

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Will Ferrell’s dad is played by John Lithgow and Mark Wahlberg’s dad is played by Mel Gibson and together they got one single laugh out of me, and spoiler alert: it’s the same exact laugh from the trailer. There’s just the one in the whole damn movie. The fact that the other audience members laughed at all made me wonder if they weren’t all ringers, plants Paramount to trick me into thinking this was a slightly better film than the piece of complete crap it is. I’d rather get coal in my stocking than this movie on Blu-Ray.

 

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14 thoughts on “Daddy’s Home 2: A Bad Dads Christmas

  1. Isey

    I am in a fantasy movie league (you know, like fantasy football, but with weekend money by films) and people who picked 6 screens of this movie did really well – so it did well at the box office, at least. (The first one was funny, but yeah, not a high level of interest here. Netflix someday…)

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  2. floatinggold

    Hahah. Yes, it makes me wonder if there is something wrong with me when other people laugh during a comedy and I don’t. But then something terrible happens and I laugh while others don’t. We all just have a different sense of humor. As I age, I notice that movies are having an increasingly harder time at making me laugh. Am I just too serious to enjoy them, or do they not make good comedies anymore?

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