Director: Andrew FlemingWriters: Pam Brady, Andrew FlemingStaring: Steve Coogan, Elisabeth Shue, Catherine Keener, Skylar Astin, Joseph Julian SoriaStreaming: HBO MAXRelease Date: August 27, 2008 I was reminded about Hamlet 2 by Barstool’s […]
Director: Andrew Fleming
Writers: Pam Brady, Andrew Fleming
Staring: Steve Coogan, Elisabeth Shue, Catherine Keener, Skylar Astin, Joseph Julian Soria
Streaming: HBO MAX
Release Date: August 27, 2008
I was reminded about Hamlet 2 by Barstool’s “Lights, Camera, Barstool” podcast. Decided to take a look at it.
Hamlet 2 is all Andrew Fleming and Steve Coogan. The brains behind this crazy concept make a cult comedy the surprises with its somewhat high brow comedy. The screenplay does poke fun at the idea of concept artistic freedom and taking down the man. Hamlet 2 is like School Of Rock (2003) but on hardcore drugs.
- “Rock Me Sexy Jesus” is a hilarious sequence and almost makes the entire movie worth it.
- So, confession alert. I did not know that Elisabeth Shue was a big deal and a one-time Oscar nominee. I only knew her from The Boys and I liked her in that, but Hamlet 2 and its meta joke educated me.
- Hamlet 2 was the first acting role for Skylar Astin.
- Amy Poehler as Cricket Feldstein is a riot everytime she speaks. She is in the movie for three minutes, but still immenstly enjoyable.
Stanko Rating: B- (3.0/5 Stars)