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A film cannot live on celebrity cameos alone. But “Zoolander 2” is certainly going to try. Because cameos are low in calories, and “Zoolander 2” hates calories, because they make you fat, and “Zoolander 2” hates fat because it means you’re a terrible person. But not as much as “Zoolander 2” hates male models, who are dumb and useless. This appears to be the thought process of the sequel to the stupid funny cult comedy of 2001 that parodied the world of fashion, in all of its petty extravagances and vanities. While the first made endearing dim bulb Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) an oft quoted comedy icon, the too little, too late sequel is definitely not so hot right now.
The film can barely unearth itself from underneath the mountain of celebrity cameos out of which it has been crafted. The paper thin plot feels rushed and harried, because it stops every two minutes to make room for random notable names to mug for the camera. To make all of these cameos that much worse, each celebrity says or does something that refers to their career or notoriety, aggressively wink wink, nudge nudging any potential humor into oblivion.