24 November 2016 | aciessi
From Bad to Worse
"I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I've been challenged by so many people, and I don't frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn't have time either." - President-Elect, Donald J. Trump
You couldn't have asked for a more symbolic film to usher in a new era of America culture. Ladies and gentlemen, we've found the holy grail of politically incorrect comedy. It's the most repulsive, abhorrent, perverted, racist, sexist film of the year and perhaps the decade. But the film is well aware of it, and for that reason alone, it's not offensive. Bad Santa, when released back in 2003, was a misanthropic comedy masterpiece that enchanted people by how dark it went for a laugh. But even for how dark it was, the jokes were very well written, and really well delivered by a cast that included the now deceased John Ritter and Bernie Mac.
Bad Santa 2 wants to be it's predecessor, so badly. So badly that it dares to go even deeper down the toilet bowl, and it does so with little jingle bells on it's toes. There isn't a moment in this film where someone isn't insulting someone, or using a colorful variation of the F-word, or engaging in depraved sexual acts in public... and it goes on like this for 90 minutes straight. It makes Adam Sandler's worst cinematic atrocities, like That's My Boy, seem subtle and tame. But the film tries so hard to be repulsive, that it's actually quite remarkable. Seriously, it's almost totally enjoyable to behold it. I was laughing, not because I found any of the jokes particularly funny, but because they were being told in the first place. I couldn't believe what I was seeing.