Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising Movie Review

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Recommended Audience: Fans of Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Chloë Grace Moretz, Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kiersey Clemons, Beanie Feldstein, Selena Gomez, Lisa Kudrow, Nick Stoller, Bad Neighbours and comedy movie fans

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Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising Movie Synopsis

Life is good for Mac Radner (Seth Rogen) and pregnant wife Kelly (Rose Byrne), until the unruly sisters of Kappa Nu move in next door. Bad Neighbours 2As loud parties continuously disrupt the peace, the couple turn to former neighbour and onetime enemy Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron) for help. Now united with the fraternity stud, the trio devises schemes to get the wild sorority off the block. Unfortunately, the rebellious young women refuse to go down without a fight.

Bad Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Viewer Rating: 3.5/5 ***

Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising Movie Review:

I loved Bad Neighbours in 2014. It was unexpectedly enjoyable as compared to Zac Efron’s other films that year. So when the trailer for Bad Neighbours 2 was out, I love the trailer and had really high expectation of the film. Somehow, I was a tad disappointed, the movie plot deviated a little away from what I thought it would be, and I had to say I preferred the first film to this.
Bad Neighbours 2 seth rogensThe chemistry Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne was flawless as usual. It was hilarious to watch how Mac (Seth Rogen) had his hands tied when it comes to girls. He can’t exactly touch or push them away, and when the sorority girls attacked, he could only escape.

bad-neighbours 2 zac efronZac Efron was back to square one, sadly, unable to get out of his frat life. His friends moved on, and he felt betrayed. While it was interesting to see a vague reflection of life, the age-gap between the girls and working adult Teddy, as well as Teddy + the girls versus married couple Mac and Kelly, the struggle to remain an adult or good parent while wanting to be young and fun, all those are real. 

Neighbours 2 Sorority RisingThere were some new surprises, like how sororities in America are not allowed to throw their own parties (it’s real), and how ladies are being treated as sexual playthings (Yes, they are sexual playthings in the first Bad Neighbours, but not so much now). It was nice to watch Chloë Grace Moretz trying to go against the stereotypes, albeit a little childish when it comes to the methods.

Bad Neighbours 2 Seth RogenSo depending on what you are focusing on in this film, I do have friends who do not echo my disappointment (guys mainly), but I couldn’t help but be irritated by how Teddy’s quarter-life crisis dilemma was being brought up again. So guys and girls, watch it and tell me what you think!

Do You Know?

robert-downey-jr-poses-premiere-iron-man-3Seth Rogen initially considered not returning for the sequel. When the directors found this out, they started to look for a replacement. Some of the replacements for the character being considered were Steve Buscemi, Chevy Chase, Danny DeVito, Tyler Perry and Robert Downey Jr.

Insidious2_RByrneRose Byrne says to her daughter ‘do you see things that I don’t’ this is a reference to her character in the Insidious films.

neighbors-2-poster cap copyThe Theatrical Release poster for this movie is a parody of Captain America: Civil War (2016).

selena-gomez-in-bad-neighbours-2Selena Gomez has about 2 minutes of screen time throughout the entire film.

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Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising is out in cinemas on 5 May 2016.

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16 Responses to Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising Movie Review

  1. […] a lot to amuse me, for example, while slapstick films like Bad Neighbours surprised me, the sequel Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising was a disappointment. I had to say, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is one of the rare comedies […]

  2. […] (the second film I believe), I enjoyed the British humour immensely. In fact, much better than Bad Neighbours 2 (Yea, American humour – meh). There will be moments where someone watching the film for the […]

  3. I saw the trailer last month I think, Thanks for reminding me that I need to watch this movie.

  4. Pal Raine says:

    We watch this at our house and its very hilarious! The story is all about family and with their “neighbors”, which they thought can give them peace of mind…but it turns out the other way around..hahahaha…great great movie..must watch!

  5. Rosey says:

    I saw the previews and I laughed. It looks like a fun movie.

  6. I haven’t watched this movie yet but seems like a nice comedy movie to watch with family.

  7. Shub says:

    I didn’t watch the first one either and not watched this as well yet. But looks like a fun plot. Should catch on the TV.

  8. Bhushavali says:

    Sounds ok. I guess its a perfect girls night out or pyjama party movie. Might watch some day on netflix with popcor & chips tucked under bedsheet. Not a theatre movie for me!

  9. franckxethee says:

    It looks like a really nice movie. I’ll try to watch the first part first and then check this out.

  10. Elizabeth O. says:

    Like all movies, most of the time the first one is always better than the second. But I guess this is supposed to be a feel good movie, so it’s okay. I enjoyed watching the first movie and I’m sure this is not going to be that bad. I will definitely still watch it!

  11. Zwitsy says:

    I haven’t seen both of the movies but I have watched its trailer though. I find it funny. If ever I get the chance to watch both, I’ll definitely find time then.

  12. PrayerFull Mum says:

    I didn’t watch the first Bad Neighbours and I think I kinda grew out of the movies which involve sororities, hahah… but thanks for your review. I shall pass this along to friends of mine who still likes to watch this genre 🙂

  13. Amanda Love says:

    I watched the first one and thought it was funny but didn’t think that the 2nd was all that really. I don’t think I’ll be going to see it and will just wait until it comes out on DVD. BTW I just noticed the Civil War comparison.

  14. I want to watch this movie. My friends keep talking about it. I can’t relate to what they are saying when they talk about this movie.

  15. rochkirstin says:

    I haven’t watched the first film, but I heard it’s one of the best comedy films ever made. I’m sure there’s a chorus of laughter in the cinemas when this is played.

  16. Fred says:

    I did not watch the first Bad Neighbors, and I did not watch this one. I do not think it was shown in our city. I knew you wouldn’t miss it because of Zac Efron. hehe.

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