Monday, 29 September 2014

Film Review: The Inbetweeners Movie 2 (2014)

This review is a bit late but I've FINALLY watched The Inbetweeners 2 and I'm actually fairly surprised by my own opinion. I don't know if it's just me but it was only okay? Alot of people found it to be the funniest film of the year but I don't think I can say the same considering I'm a huge fan of The Inbetweeners.

First of all, a bit of background as always. Will, Neil and Jay's girlfriends have broken up with them while Simon is begrudgingly still with Lucy despite her clingyness and controlling ways. Simon and Will are unhappy at university and desperately trying to make friends while Neil works in a bank and Jay is taking a gap down under in Australia. Jay emails Neil with exaggerated claims of living in a lavish mansion while being a top DJ and owning a night club prompting the boys to come and visit him for their Easter holidays.

Obviously there was the usual penis, poo and wee jokes from the lads and some of the classic one liners from the TV series. The first film was an obviously success and I really loved it but for some reason this sequel fell a little flat for me. I didn't laugh nearly as much as I did with the TV series and the first film. I don't know what it is but I just feel like The Inbetweeners franchise has run its course and thankfully it supposedly has with the directors and writers claiming there is definitely going to be no more films .. even though they said this last time!

Some scenes were great and really funny like where Will has an unfortunate incident with Neil's faeces in a public pool. However I don't know if it's because I'm so used to the foursome being so crude and the in-your-face jokes being very controversial that it has just lost its flavour for me now. I felt that the writers Damon Beesley and Iain Morris were too wrapped up in a competition to make the rudest jokes ever that the film lost momentum when it came to emotional scenes. I'm normally the one to cry as soon someone sheds a tear in a film but I didn't react this time which is very unusual for me! 

I also think that it's time we kind of move past creating the image that all women are dumb or sluts or just plain bitchy. I think the depiction of women was more harsher in this film more so than the TV series and the first film. It just became misogynistic and sexist in the end to me rather than funny and entertaining. Especially with the fact they turned Lucy, who was pretty cool and laid back in the last film, into a controlling, abusive, vile cow. Not only that, they don't even take the time to explain why Neil and Will's girlfriends left them, there's hardly a mention when in the last film it looked like it was a happy ending for the first time for the boys.

I don't know. I'm torn in two about whether they shouldn't of made a sequel and just left things as they were in the last film or have I grown up now and therefore those jokes just don't work for me anymore? Don't get me wrong, I still love the boys and the TV series and the first film will always be one of my favourite things to watch but I don't think I'll be in a hurry to watch the second film again any time soon.

Have you seen the film? What did you think of it?
Let me know in the comments below!

Thankyou for reading.


  1. I thought it was better than the first one, but I agree with the whole emotional scene thing, it kind of lost momentum! X

  2. Some scenes were a lot funnier than the last one but not enough to make it a huge hit for me but I understand it in a way. Thanks for reading! x

  3. Great review! I have yet to see the second one, but I'd like to so I can compare the two for myself. :)

    1. Thanks! Hopefully you enjoy it more than I did. Thanks for reading.

  4. I've not watched it though I love the inbetweeners and after your review I don't even want to watch it.

    1. Aw sorry you feel that way but I can only be honest I suppose. Thanks for reading anyway.


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