The student news site of Siena Heights University

Spectra

Spectra Film Review: BAD SANTA 2

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Image Credit: Broadgreen Pictures. Rated R. 87 mins

Image Credit: Broadgreen Pictures. Rated R. 87 mins

I can’t speak for the masses on just how offensive “Bad Santa 2” will be for some viewers, because the vulgarity and late-night Taco Bell humor will likely sooth over a couple of laughs for those willing to give it a chance. Billy Bob Thornton is dusting off one of his more prominent staples as Willie Soke. The alcoholic-repressed, fraternizing, slug who treats any woman as such. This time, he is donning the suit he once cursed, to rip off a charity with his former cohort Marcus (Tony Cox). Unwillingly, Willie didn’t realize his path would cross with his mother, Sunny (Kathy Bates having tons of fun) whom he doesn’t have the best relationship with, and long time fan favorite “Thurman Merman” (Brett Kelly – who is all grown up now) is back for the ride as well. Director Mark Waters has a history in the realm of high-brow comedy (see “Mean Girls”) but his affection for the sleazy-dirty humor in this film shouldn’t go unnoticed. Every female character (specifically Christina Hendricks of “Mad Men” fame) gets degraded in some shape or another, and the plot itself is very thinly written. But those who sit down to see an R rated raunch fest like “Bad Santa 2” already know the limits and risks they’re willing to take. If you find yourself in that subcategory, you probably won’t be disappointed. B-

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Spectra Film Review: BAD SANTA 2

    News

    SHU International Student Profile: Patricia Santos

  • Spectra Film Review: BAD SANTA 2

    Arts and Entertainment

    Kendrick Lamar Wins Big, VMA Ratings Suffer Big Loss

  • Spectra Film Review: BAD SANTA 2

    Featured Interviews

    Students Observations on Siena Heights Growth

  • Spectra Film Review: BAD SANTA 2

    Featured Sports

    Fall Baseball Controversy: The Baseball Perspective

  • Spectra Film Review: BAD SANTA 2

    Featured Sports

    Saints Fall Sports Preview

  • Spectra Film Review: BAD SANTA 2

    Showcase

    Saints Sports Roundup: Week 11

  • Spectra Film Review: BAD SANTA 2

    News

    The Best of Halo Fest

  • Spectra Film Review: BAD SANTA 2

    Arts and Entertainment

    Theatre Siena Preview: GREAT EXPECTATIONS

  • Spectra Film Review: BAD SANTA 2

    News

    Behind the Scenes at Sibs and Kids Weekend: SHU-Fari Edition

  • Spectra Film Review: BAD SANTA 2

    News

    Back on Track: McQueen Recovers From Cancer to Compete Again for Siena Heights

The student news site of Siena Heights University
Spectra Film Review: BAD SANTA 2