Hunky heartthrob, Zac Efron, and the hilariously loveable Seth Rogen return to our cinema screens this summer with the sequel of the 2014 comedy hit Bad Neighbours, in which Efron starred as the leader of the frat house Delta Psi. The unlikely yet charming duo join forces as a dream team in order to relieve the neighbourhood of sorority Kappa Nu and bring us a whole boat load of laughs in their new movie, Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising.
This time around, we return to the lives of parents Mac and Kelly who, after successfully ridding their neighbourhood of the Delta Psi frat house in the previous film, have decided to sell their house in order to make room for their second child. However, it doesn’t take a genius to work out that it was never going to be that simple!
Leader of the Delta Psi boys, Teddy (Zac Efron), returns to the house in misery after his best friend, roommate and ex-frat brother Pete (Dave Franco) gets engaged – leaving him with nowhere to stay and feeling a little unwanted. While feeling sorry for himself, he discovers a trio of girls viewing the house, in hope to rent it as their sorority house. Teddy promises to be a ‘fun felicitator’ for the girls who are aiming to create a new and improved sorority – where they can party, smoke weed and do whatever the hell they want to so that – while also doing something he has experience with and enjoys, can find people who appreciate him.
But when the Kappa Nu girls neglect Teddy, will he be able to help Mac and Teddy rid the neighbourhood once again of the disruptive, rowdy teens in order to sell their house?
I have no shame in saying Zac Efron was my original bae, as I’m sure many of you will be with me on that one. Believe it or not I still have some of ancient High School Musical merchandise lurking in the depths of my wardrobe. Seeing him play such a different role to my beloved Troy Bolton or Charlie St. Cloud was very bizarre, however he manages to pull of the character of Teddy perfectly and delivers brilliant comedy throughout the whole of the film. Co-star Chloe Grace Moretz, who plays leader of Kappa Nu, fits the role of Shelby brilliantly, I cannot imagine anyone else playing the role. As for the charming Seth Rogen, he had me laughing throughout the entire film. Actually. Full-on. Laughing. The running jokes and sarcastic comments made throughout the film had my cheeks and non-existent abs hurting when we left the cinema.
Although the sequel was not essential to the first film, it has certainly made use of some unanswered questions in viewer’s head’s after the original was aired and produced a hilariously loveable film. If you enjoy shirtless hunks, women breaking stereotypes and a whole load of humour, this is definitely a film you will want to see! Grab your tickets to see it as soon as you can, it is not one to miss!