Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho Dad (Mel Gibson) and Brad’s ultra-affectionate and emotional Dad (John Lithgow) arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.
Rating: PG-13 (for suggestive material and some language)
Directed By: Sean Anders
Written By: Sean Anders, John Morris (XIX)
In Theaters: Nov 10, 2017 Wide
Box Office: $50,212,157
Runtime: 98 minutes
Studio: Paramount Pictures
To start, I felt the sequel to be better than the original. There was engagement between the lead characters and smarter and sharper story telling compared to the original, but unfortunately it fails to captivate you. It is an improved version of the first one. And if you liked the original, you will like this too.
The characters portrayed by Mel Gibson and John Lithgow as the grandfathers just takes the opposite dads concept to the next level as they are even farther out versions of the Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell characters. Like the first one, it tells a silly story which is funny but surely not clever.