Zoolander. After watching Ben Stiller’s cult classic the first time through, I never imagined I would ever watch again. Not being able to turn left, being ridiculously good looking, modeling during work in the mines, Zoolander did not get more than a laugh or two out of me. And then my girlfriend at the time wanted to watch it and being the good boyfriend I was, I decided to try and stomach another viewing. The rest as they say is history. Zoolander’s second viewing had me smiling and laughing from start to finish. I tried too hard to find the humor on the initial process and didn’t let myself settle in. Every single time I hear Hansel’s speech at the Male Model awards, I lose my marbles:
“I wasn’t like every other kid, you know, who dreams about being an astronaut, I was always more interested in what bark was made out of on a tree. Richard Gere’s a real hero of mine. Sting. Sting would be another person who’s a hero. The music he’s created over the years, I don’t really listen to it, but the fact that he’s making it, I respect that. I care desperately about what I do. Do I know what product I’m selling? No. Do I know what I’m doing today? No. But I’m here, and I’m gonna give it my best shot.”
During my time in high school, Zoolander was a daily quote from my good friends. “(insert name here), so hot right now, (insert name here).” So when the teaser trailer for Zoolander 2 hit the internet, I started daydreaming about the good old days watching Zoolander on a nearly daily basis. Zoolander 2 could do a lot of the same stuff as the first movie and I would be absolutely okay. 22 Jump Street followed that mold of basically ripping off its predecessor and still had me in tears. Here is what we know so far about Zoolander 2:
“Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business.”
Sounds good to me. Give me the same formula with some slight tweaks and Zoolander 2 will be great.
Just an old man who enjoys the simple things in life: Seinfeld, Michigan sports, working out, and playing video games. You can find me on the basketball court or trying to find a way to slow down time.