Daddy’s Home 2 Parent Guide
Like father, like son.
News About "Daddy’s Home 2"
There are some movies a critic hopes will never get the sequel treatment. For Me, Daddy's Home was one such film. Releasing on Christmas Day 2015, it meant I had one more screening to attend and one more review to write during the already busy holiday season.
Not to worry -- I have my priorities straight. The studio didn't offer us an advanced screening (which is usually a sign of their lack of confidence in the production) and I didn't bother fitting it into my schedule until a few days after the family festivities.
As suspected, Daddy's Home was a turkey of a movie, stuffed with crude jokes and offering little humor for garnish. Despite it's promotional push as a family film, it was really an adult themed story that just happened to feature a couple of kids caught in the middle of some juvenile grown-ups. Once my review was posted, I promptly forgot all about it.
Sadly, the studio did not. Thanks to a box office take of over $150 million, they decided to give the premise another go. In Daddy's Home 2 the plot feature four fathers, played by Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Will Ferrell and John Lithgow, engaged in yet another testosterone-charged competition. I expect the antics to be about the same as the first outing -- although sequels do have the reputation of being even less funny than the movies on which they are based.
By Donna Gustafson
Cast and Crew
Daddy’s Home 2 is directed by Sean Anders and stars Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Will Ferrell, John Lithgow.