100 Word Review – Zoolander (2001)

This film is really really ridiculously good looking.

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson star as Derek and Hansel, rival male models. Little do they know that they are pawns in an industry corrupted by power and political greed.

Christine Taylor, Will Ferrell and Milla Jovovich co-star in this ridiculous comedy. Directed by Stiller and co-written by him, it has some truly brilliant cameos and is almost worth watching just for that. It is also endlessly quotable to the point where it has become a true cult classic. If you plan on watching the sequel, make sure to see this first.

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Under 5 Words – Zoolander 2 (2016)

Really, really, ridiculously good looking.

“Someone’s trying to kill the world’s most beautiful people.” –¬†Valentina

Reviewed by Laura Hodson

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100 Word Review – Zoolander 2 (2016)

Fifteen years after the original, blue steel is back.

Written by Justin Theroux and co-written and directed by Ben Stiller (the team behind Tropic Thunder), Zoolander (Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) are once more involved in an international terror plot. All of the old characters are back with some new faces (Kristen Wiig and Penelope Cruz) and some truly bizarre and unexpected cameos.

I don’t want to give anything away but if you enjoyed the first you will find this one really, really ridiculously good looking. If you haven’t seen Zoolander, I’d imagine you would find it a little baffling.

100 Word Review – Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s story, with an all-star cast (George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray), Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Darjeeling Limited) chose stop-motion animation to adapt this to the big screen.

And he made the right choice. The combination of quirky animation, eccentric characters and utterly delightful use of language make you feel as though you are living the book.

There are some unfortunate Hollywood stereotypes that sneak into it. All the evil farmers are British and the animals are all American. However, it still captures the charm of the original story.