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Bad Santa 2 [Blu-ray] [2016]

  • SKU: 5707966
  • Release Date: 02/21/2017
  • Rating: R
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (391 out of 431)

    Special Features


    • "That's My Willie" Original Animated Series
    • Alternate Opening and Ending
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Gag Reel
    • Jingle Balls
    • Just Your Average Red Band Featurette
    • Thurman Then & Now

    Synopsis


    Bad Santa 2
    In this sequel to the 2003 cult hit Bad Santa, professional thief and Santa impersonator Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) teams up with his dwarf sidekick (Tony Cox) and hell-raising mother (Kathy Bates) for his latest heist: robbing a Chicago charity during Christmas Eve. However, he begins to have second thoughts about the caper when he falls for the charity's director (Christina Hendricks). Directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls). ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Billy Bob Thornton
      Billy Bob Thornton - Willie Soke
    • Kathy Bates
      Kathy Bates - Sunny Soke
    • Tony Cox
      Tony Cox - Marcus
    • Christina Hendricks
      Christina Hendricks - Diane
    • Brett Kelly
      Brett Kelly - Thurman Merman



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 431 reviews

    91%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Does not live up to the first one

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      Pablo
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      I absolutely love Bad Santa. It was an instant classic when it was first released and made it into my annual Christmas movie rotation every year around December. I watch it a good 4-5 times in December and never grow tired of it. The "Badder" cut or the Director's cut, doesn't matter (though I prefer the Badder cut). Bad Santa represents one of the last true great dark comedies. Bad Santa 2 is too little, too late though. The nice thing about Bad Santa was that, aside from featuring vulgar language, it didn't rely on the typical comedy tropes of the early 2000's. Bad Santa 2 uses every modern comedy trope that has been featured in every Melissa McCarthy, Seth Rogen, etc. comedy for the last 10 years. It took a troubled, deep, yet funny character and turned them into a cardboard cutout of their former selves. Except for some of the cast, none of the original writers, producers, or director came back for this movie. Kathy Bates is absolutely wasted here. They tried to turn her character into something that she's never done before but the movie focuses too much on her. The first Bad Santa's best moments were the interactions between Willie and the Kid and Willie and Marcus, we don't get much of that here and what we do get is rather ho-hum. It also doesn't help that most of the funny scenes were shown in the first two trailers for this movie. Christina Hendricks is the new love interest but, unlike the first movie, she isn't grounded in reality. Lauren Graham's character (Sue) in the first Bad Santa was meant to be a grounding character. She helps the audience identify with Willie as a real person instead of just a raging, mean alcoholic. That's not the case here. The audience doesn't get a grounding character at all with Bad Santa 2 except for a few moments with Willie and that just doesn't fit the character. Yes, deep down, Willie is a good guy but he starts acting in this manner half-way through the movie instead of actually learning a lesson. I had such high hopes for this film but it took too long to come out and all of the original luster has been lost. Compared to most other modern comedies, it isn't bad. I would give it about a 6/10. I think that The Night Before is a better, modern Christmas comedy but, when compared to other modern comedies in general (like The Boss, Bad Moms, etc.), Bad Santa 2 is OK. It's absolutely terrible when compared against the original film. I was expecting it to be worse than the first but not by this large of a margin, hence my score of 2/5. If you're a fan of the original and truly have to see this movie, just rent it and move on. Wait for this to hit $2.99 during Black Friday this year if you really want to own it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Not as a good as the original, but still fun.

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      THENEWYORKCRITIC2677
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      This is the long awaited sequel to the hit, Bad Santa in which Oscar Winner Billy Bob Thronton played Willie Soak, a two bit alcoholic thief who's partner (Tony Cox) is a pint sized thief with woman hang ups. At the end of the original film, Willie was almost killed and lived as his partner and his wife, try to kill him and make out with the money they stole during Christmas. He is now living a rather meaningless life in upstate New York and still being followed by Thurman Murman (Brett Kelly), the kid who still believes he's Santa Claus and then while trying to off himself, Willie is reunited with his partner for another robbery in Chicago this time headed by Willie's own mom (Oscar Winner Kathy Bates) who he really hates more than his partner. The plan is to rob a charity headed by a goody wife (Mad Men's Christina Hendricks) and her philandering husband (Ryan Hansen) of over 2 million dollars during Christmas Eve. Soon the trio encounter alot problems including each other, Willie's distain for the job, his partners' affections for an overweight woman security guard and of course, Thurman who comes chasing after Willie. The film isn't as good as the original or has the energy that one has but there are alot of big laughs in it. Bates steals the movie from Thronton with her horrible demeanor and Hendricks does loosen up to have fun during the film as well. Not a masterpiece but a worthy and gestating sequel.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Worth watching?

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      kadogen
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      I personally enjoyed this sequel to the Christmas/comedy classic. Although, apparently a lot of people did not. I suppose I'm a little biased as a huge fan of the original. If anything, one can enjoy this film for the pure nostalgic factor. I'm sorry but I did find the film amusing. Was it as good as the original? No. But it's still worth watching in my opinion. I would recommend this film but perhaps with low expectations due to what the masses seem to think of it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Baddest Santa Returns!

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      MovieMan64
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      I don’t get the hate online, I enjoyed Bad Santa 2. Kathy Bates was hilarious and Thurman Merman is still funny as heck. If you liked the first one, definitely check out the 2nd one. Billy Bob has proven he’s still the nastiest most vulgar Santa ever. Hope they make a 3rd one at some point and end the trilogy with a bang. Unrated version is great, tons of extras as well. I especially love the cover on the 4k bluray release.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Oh, yes.

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      Tylre
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      This movie rocks. Usually nothing, of course, is at good as the first. This held. up. I've heard that it tried to go over the top and didn't work, amongst other things. Don't listen to any of that. This director and Billy Bob know what they're doing. The first one came out before this kind of comedy was a big hit. "40 Year Old Virgin" had not came out yet. The second is amazing. Just see it, and buy it. Pray to god there is a 3rd.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Funny (but profanity laced) take on Christmas

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      123654
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      I should start by saying that this "works" better if you saw the first movie. Much of the back story occurs there and is not adequately re-explained anew. Billy Bob Thornton's acting drives this movie. Whether lending veracity to his (ample) profanity or showing his recognition of the spirit of Christmas, he does an excellent job. Fun to watch, but don't share with children or adults who may be offended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hilarious sequel

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      Aoshi00
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      Even though not as heart warming as the first one, it's still a funny sequel. Kathy Bates is good as Billy Bob Thorton's mom . Christina Hendricks from Mad Men also looks great here. It's funny they actually brought back the same actor to play the chubby kid from the first movie, like w/ the blind kid in Dumb & Dumber To, for continuity's sake. Really reminds you the passage of time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Laughing All The Way!

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      Ghostleader70
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      The first movie "Bad Santa" Is one of my all time favorites. Bad Santa 2 Is very funny but some of the humor from the first movie,was inserted into this film making those scenes kind of poorly done or just not funny. That aside I Still laughed almost all the way through the movie. I recommend watching "Bad Santa" before watching this movie because if you haven't seen Bad Santa you will be lost watching Bad Santa 2.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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