“Zoolander” to strut again
Published 7:00 am Thursday, March 12, 2015
Derek Zoolander and Hansel will strut down the catwalk again in the sequel to the 2001 comedy “Zoolander.”
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson first announced the news at Paris Fashion Week, where they appeared on the Parisian runway dressed in character as Zoolander and Hansel, according to the Rolling Stone.
While I can’t wait to see Zoolander’s blue steel modeling pose again, I hope “Zoolander 2” won’t be a disappointment. The first film set such a high bar, which will definitely pose a challenge for both the filmmakers and the actors, who are faced with recreating the superficial modeling world moviegoers fell in love with more than a decade ago.
In the past, sequels have struggled to find the same success as their predecessor, regardless of genre. No matter how hilarious Will Ferrell and the rest of the cast was in “Anchorman 2,” it couldn’t compete with the first film. But there are plenty of exceptions, including “Ghostbusters II,” which was just as funny and inventive as the first.
While there’s no telling how “Zoolander 2” will play out, I hope it proves successful.
The specific storyline hasn’t been announced yet, but there’s speculation that the sequel will follow Zoolander and Hansel’s modeling comeback after a long hiatus, according to the magazine.
If the sequel follows the comedic recipe of “Zoolander,” it’s sure to send moviegoers to the theaters. The first film follows Zoolander, a dim-witted model, who becomes brainwashed into killing the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
While there are so many hysterical scenes in the movie, my favorite is when the film’s villain, Mugatu, shows Zoolander a building model in honor of Zoolander called The Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can’t Read Good. After the unveiling, Zoolander proceeds to throw it on the ground and says, “What is this? A center for ants?”
While this whole movie is over-the-top, the catchy dialogue, overstated fashion and Hansel and Zoolander’s walk-off challenge, make the film a classic.
I can’t wait to see what the sequel has in store.