The rules are still in place
It's been approximately seven years since we last checked in with our gang and now Tallahasse, (Woody Harrelson) Columbus, (Jesse Eisenberg) Wichita, (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigal Breslin) have crossed the country yet again and are now living at the White House. Little Rock however is getting stir crazy since she's never around people her own age. At first, Wichita understands, and they leave the boys in the middle of the night. But when they do pick up a hitcher Little Rock's age, she ditches her sister to be with him, and now she has to go back to ask for help.
One thing hasn't changed, and it's the wonderful chemistry between the leads. They play off each other wonderfully. Breslin doesn't spend a lot of time with the main group, but the other three bounce off one another like no time has passed. There's several laugh out loud moments and many call backs to the original. Some funny (like getting "Murray'd") some far too on the nose ("That's so 2009!")
As for the new characters,they're mostly pretty awful. Rosario Dawson as the Elvis loving Nevada is the only good addition. Zoey Deutch's Madison is extremely annoying and serves no purpose but to add unneeded tension between Columbus and Wichita. Deutch is good, don't get me wrong, but that gag grows old almost immediately.
It's a bit strange that after all these years they're still calling each other by their fake names, but that's how we know them I suppose, and it's good to see them back. This film in no way captures the original magic, but it's still a decent watch that I would definitely recommend if you enjoyed the first one.
Memorable Quote: "Time to kick some dicks." - Tallahasse (Woody Harrelson)