Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Review

I watched this movie despite the fact that I really didn’t enjoy the first one all that much. There was a lot of hype that went with the first movie and then I felt that it basically didn’t live up to any expectations that I set and basically turned into a drug movie with everyone high all the time . I figured I would give this movie a try and see if anything had improved from the first movie. Keep reading to see if this movie changed its formula from the first movie or if it was just a copy.

Taking place way after the first movie, Mac and Kelly Radner, played by Seth Rogan and Rose Byrne, are living their now peaceful life after the dissolve of the frat house that lived right next door to them. When Kelly finds out that she’s pregnant with their second child, they decide to move into a different neighborhood. With their house in escrow, meaning the new potential owners can stop by whenever for the next 30 days, they suddenly get new neighbors. Who are these new neighbors? A bunch of girls starting their own sorority with their own rules. Basically becoming the neighbors from hell, Mac and Kelly will turn to one time enemy Teddy, played by Zac Efron, to help them get rid of these out of control girls.

Of course I should have known that this was another drug fueled movie that featured girls who just wanted to party and get high because this was their first time away from home. Seriously though, everyone who goes to college does not go there to get high and party. Is it part of the culture, I guess, but it’s not all there is. Anyway, while this movie was good for the occasional laugh, it was basically the same movie but now with girls. They basically used the same laugh type of gags that they used in the first movie and banked off of that. The movie felt like a montage of people getting high and partying and then doing crazy stuff to get back at their “old people” neighbors who just wanted them to be chill for 30 days and then the “old people” neighbors using the same hijinks that they used in the first movie to get rid of these girls.

There were parts of the movie that were actually funny and basically that was due to the cast. Seth Rogan, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron are clearly the stars of this movie and basically make the movie. The supporting roles of the Radner’s best friends along with the sorority girls add to some of the comedy but are just there as fodder basically.

Overall I give this movie a 2.5 out of 5.

This was basically the same movie all over again except instead of a frat house, it was turned into a sorority. If you enjoyed the first movie then it’s a given that you’ll enjoy this one since it follows the same formula and uses the same gag tricks the first movie did. If you weren’t a fan of the first movie then I’m going to say to skip this movie because it’s basically the same movie all over again. If you haven’t seen the first movie and were considering this one, then I would say that it’s a toss up and maybe watch the first one first to see if this is the movie for you.


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