Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Funnier Than the First [Review]

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Life is good for Mac Radner (Seth Rogen) and pregnant wife Kelly (Rose Byrne) until the unruly sisters of Kappa Nu move in next door. As the loud parties threaten the sale of their home, the couple turn to ex-neighbor and one-time enemy Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron) for help. Now united with the former college student, the trio devises schemes to get the wild sorority off the block. Unfortunately, the rebellious young women refuse to go down without a fight.

Unlike the first film, Neighbors 2 is more of a 'girl power' movie than just a straight up rehash of its predecessor. The setup may be the same but it's the context that matters. This time the house isn't occupied by guys who just keep screwing up, but instead girls who never had the chance to screw up and that is where the heart of this movie lies.

Rogan and Byrne had great chemistry in part one and now that chemistry carries over and is doubled with this installment. However, it's Jimmy (Ike Barinholtz) as the middling soon-to-be father that delivers a good portion of the laughs. But over the course of the movie you get the sense that its more of a coming-of-age story for Teddy (Zac Efron), even though he years late.  Chloe Grace Moretz, again, delivers an oddly funny performance similar to that of Hitgirl in the Kickass series.

If you enjoyed the first movie then there is no way you won't enjoy this one, now if you didn't care for the first then this one will completely redeem that first entry.

Rating: 8.5/10 Stars

Rich Stile @TheDevilsEyes1


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