Continuing on 2 years after when we last saw these two crazy dads, Brad (Will Ferrell) and Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) are now finally used to each other’s existences and are now the best of friends. They have worked out some perfect patterns in regards to taking care of the kids week by week. Life, in general, seems perfect for both families until one of the children mention during a school production that they are sad because they have never had a real all together family Christmas under one roof. To makes matters worse, Brad and Dusty must also deal with their own fathers who have chosen to visit them during the holiday season.
Considering Daddy’s Home, released in 2015, was aimed as a family film, I found the film to be rather pleasant and humorous. The key to the film’s humour, needless to say, was from all the witty dialogue between both Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg characters. As some of us may recall, the two actors also displayed such chemistry back in 2010 when they starred in the cop action/comedy “The Other Guys”.
The 1st film had a major focus on Brad’s character (Will Ferrell), and we saw him learning to handle life with Dusty around. The sequel has done a fantastic job at turning the tables by putting the spotlight more so now on Dusty’s character (Mark Wahlberg). Dusty in Daddy’s Home 2 is dealing with his own personal father issues (played by Mel Gibson) and is also having to deal his new step daughter’s dad, Roger (played by John Cena). Needless to say, the relationship that is shown between Brad and his own father (played by John Lithgow) doesn’t help Dusty’s current challenges in life…
For a sequel to be better it requires something bigger and I’m happy to say that Daddy’s Home 2 does take the movie up that next step from the previous film. By simply introducing us to more humorous characters, this film works once again. I was rather surprised to see how funny both actors Mel Gibson and John Lithgow were together in this film. During many scenes, you will find up to five characters all having arguments or discussions and each line (or joke) is delivered with such energy and overall humour, giving the cinema audience a smile, chuckle or a laugher. Once again, Daddy’s Home 2 is aimed for families as it’s rated PG.
Overall this film comes to recommend for any fans of the first film. Daddy’s Home 2 goes the next level by putting the lead characters in worse position along with more classic actors in the comedy mix. Being a PG film I can also stay this film comes recommended for families who want to watch a fun hearted film about the challenges of a mixed family during Christmas (which I personally can relate too). The film does go into a couple of minor subplots which never feels resolved, but hey… Christmas is a time for forgiveness right? 🙂
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Review Written by Peter Walkden