One of the more surprise hit films of the last few years was the Jason Bateman starring Warner Bros. comedy, Horrible Bosses. About a trio of disgruntled employees who attempt to murder each other’s higher-ups, the film was a hit with both critics and audiences, raking in a hefty $200 million dollars at the box office off a $35 million budget. Now, with the success of the first film long passed, we move to the next chapter in the saga with Horrible Bosses 2, a film that sees Bateman return with co-stars Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day for another round of hijinks. With its November release date approaching, the studio has released the first trailer for the film:
SWAT teams, trains, assault rifles… certainly no one can argue the scale of the sequel hasn’t been ramped up. The scene with Spacey in prison definitely gives us a 22 Jump Street vibe a la that film’s trailer gave us a scene of Rob Riggle in prison after the events of the first film, and we all know how that turned out. With any luck, 22 Jump Street will be the level of comedy comparison we can expect from Horrible Bosses 2, but for right now, all we really want is a good movie.
For the uninitiated, according to /Film, the plot of the sequel is as follows: “Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick, Dale and Kurt decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business, but a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.”
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