Neighbors 2 sees Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, Chloe Grace Moretz, Rose Byrne reprising their roles from the 2014 film. Neighbors 2 also reprises the same kind of dynamic and routine as the first film, with the usual or more of the crass humor from the first film.
If you’re a fan of the foul-mouthed, sexually alluded humor you get from Rogen and the gang, you should love this “film.” But if you were looking for some kind of comedic platform to pass the time with, this may not be for you.
The film has enough T & A scenes for the teen boys and just enough topless Efron to keep the girls happy. But the best way to possibly watch this film is by using that 30-second jump button on your DVR! This way you can skip the attempts of the film to make some kind of story plot out of otherwise dull moments in the film begging to be skipped.
If they were trying to make Rose Byrne look like a pasty, dull, adult wife, they did a GOOD job at it. It was weird to see Moretz in her college girl role. I’ve only seen her in her action flicks.
Admittedly, there were a few scenes that made me laugh, but they weren’t enough to have warranted ever dropping any kind of money on it. The rest of it was the usual, doofy, thoughtless (or maybe mindless) noise that comes from Rogen.
Neighbors 2 got a 5.7 out of 10 from 70 thousand plus IMDb users, while it got a 62% at Rotten Tomatoes, with 181 reviews netting a 5.7/10 average rating. Ouch, only 45% of the RT audience liked the film.
That should tell you something, but in case you’re wondering, I’m going to give it a popcorn 5 out of 10, just because of the skin in the film, even if there wasn’t that much, it was enough.