Zoolander is the story of male fashion model Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) who gets used by Mugatu (Will Ferrell) to assassinate the Malaysian prime minister. Zoolander also faces off with his rival model Hansel (Owen Wilson) frequently throughout the movie. This movie isn’t trying to tell a brilliant story by any mean, it’s very basic and spoon fed to viewers within the first 10 minutes and it just gets dumber from there. You should see this movie expecting some great quotable lines and hilarious over the top acting.
When it comes to appeal, Zoolander can range anywhere from out right hilarious to sucking terribly. If you enjoyed this film and your friends have the same humor as you it will probably be a safe sell. Some people might think Stiller’s performance comes off as force and this literally might be one of the worst movies ever to them. If your in a irritated mood, where you feel like looking for the flaws in a movie instead of trying to enjoy it, than maybe you should just not watch it (at least that’s the vibe I get from reading the people that gave this movie 0 on Meta Critic).
Stiller and Wilson’s characters have the highest level of ignorance in movie history which I thoroughly enjoyed. Stiller has plenty of quotable moments, for example: After receiving a model of the center he wants to build for “Kids who can’t read good and want to do other things good too” he yells, “What is this!” and throws it on the ground. Afterwards he says, “How can we teach the children how to read if they can’t fit in the building! It has to be like… at least 3 times bigger!” I thought the ignorance was rather funny. Playing the self absorbed model who is trying to find some other meaning to life than looking good was a great idea and gave way to some very original scenes.
You should know going in there is no emotion to this movie at all and the story is way below sub par. The movie focuses on playing off it’s exaggerated characters and the sometimes crazy situations they create. Whether it be Ferrell throwing his hot coffee at his assistant for it not being hot enough, Stiller making fun of his love interest for being bulimic because he throws up after meals to help loss weight, or Wilson telling Stiller to “Derelick his balls” can cause plenty of laughs to get you through this film. Tell us what you thought in the comments below! Zoolander is available on Netflix instant que.