Bad Santa 2, a movie review

A movie review by: Lee Sonogan

(2016) 1h34mins/ Comedy, crime, drama


Bad santa 2 is about a man called Willie who is fueled by greed, hatred and cheap whiskey. Becoming Santa once again, he intends to pull off a another robbery on christmas eve. With a budget of 26 million, it failed to make it back, only making $23,782,178 in the box office. Sequel was set to be released November 23, 2016, 13 years after the original release date.

The movies main actors are Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox and Brett Kelly. Willie claims his birthday is August 4th in the film. This is actually Billy Bob’s birthday. Brett Kelly was slimmer after becoming an adult but gained more than 40 pounds to reprise his role as Thurman. He consumed many smoked meat sandwiches in Montreal, where the film was shot, to quickly obtain the desired weight.

Going in I was expecting a bad movie because of all the bad reviews. I liked the first one and was surprised in the different ratings with the two movie. Going in it displayed very similar comedy. Some good and some over the top. For a heist movie, the story is keeps you interested. The ending scene ends with a worth whie twist and a santa rave. I recommend this movie to fans of the original, out there comedy and the scenes with brutal Kathy Bate and Billy Bob Thornton.


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