Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Penélope Cruz, Will Ferrell
Directed By: Ben Stiller
Running Time: 102 Minutes
UK Release Date: 12th February 2016
Derek Zoolander returns after a 15-year absence and is thankfully none the wiser. This belated sequel hits the ground running with the assassination of a well known pop star and a great Instagram gag, and initially has the feel of a spy thriller.
A news montage through the credits fills you in on the last 15 years since a tragedy at the ‘Derek Zoolander school for kids who can’t read good and want to do other stuff good too’. Model Hansel (Wilson) is seemingly disfigured and living in the desert with his group of lovers, and Derek (Stiller) has since lost his son to child services and is living as a hermit somewhere snowy. They both receive an invitation from fashion guru Alexanya Atoz (Kristen Wiig) to attend a fashion show in Rome, and end up working with agent Valentina (Penelope Cruz, who is clearly having fun in this film) from Interpol’s fashion division to solve the mystery behind the deaths of several famous pop stars. As you would expect it is all part of a bigger, yet muddled plan. [Read more…]