The humour certainly plays the percentages, all lowbrow toilet humour and smut, but it's so poorly and predictably executed, that every joke falls flat. There may as well be a voice-over explaining what will happen before it does. “Here we have the head of the rival fraternity slipping Taj’s dog some Viagra laced food before the dog show, so the dog will become aroused and humiliate Taj. Taj swops the food back, the rivals’ dog gets the dose, and they are humiliated instead of Taj. Watch the scene, and don’t forget to laugh at the end.”
Even the forgiving target market of teenage boys will be sorely disappointed. There are only two brief scenes with naked breasts and some very tame attempts at gross out humour, as well as a “joke” every five minutes of someone stumbling over Taj’s surname. If you spend the whole night standing outside a shopping mall smoking cigarettes and talking to your friends, you will have a thousand times more fun, guaranteed.
Please, do yourself a favour and avoid this rubbish. Avoid it even if you come across a free pirate copy, or someone offers to pay for your ticket, because you will only end up regretting the time that you wasted watching it. The projector broke down twice during the press screening, and I actually prayed that it would be irreparable, so that I could leave. One person laughed once during the entire thing, and I’m guessing it was because he received a funny sms. There is so little to Van Wilder 2 that it hardly even qualifies as a film at all, and it is not even worth a second of your time.
- Ivan Sadler
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