It is a general rule that sequels are never as good as the origin. A big reason for that is more often than not, the original movie was always intended to be just one stand alone entry. Then, the movie becomes a big hit and the studio demands a sequel. The problem with that is the next movie is a poorly put together story and usually leaves audiences disappointed. However, there is the rare occasion where an exception to that rule is made and “Horrible Bosses 2” is one of those cases.
Dale, Kurt and Nick (Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Jason Bateman) have decided to go into business for themselves. They have a new invention and only need an investor. They find one in Bert Hanson (Christoph Waltz), but he pulls a fast one on them and now it looks like they may lose their company. They decide to kidnapped Bert’s son, Rex (Chris Pine), who actually likes the idea of getting kidnapped.
“Horrible Bosses 2” gets the laughs going right away and keeps them coming. What worked so well for this comedy, as well as the original, is that it provides many different kinds of laughs. Sometimes the laughs are something visual, then the joke can come from a misunderstanding, sometimes a funny line can be uttered and also the three main stars have a splendid back and fourth with one another.