Be honest: Have you ever hated your boss? NEver gotten along with the person paying you? It’s a common aspect of working life, but have you ever hated them so much you wanted to kill them? That’s the case for the three main characters of Horrible Bosses. Today sees the release of Horrible Bosses 2, so let’s take a look back at the side splitting first instalment.
Is Horrible Bosses one of the best comedies of the last 10 years? No, not really. It’s fair to say that it’s outdone by several modern comedy releases. However, it’s still freaking hilarious. And somewhat risky too. You know those comedies that sound good on paper, but upon execution you realise it was a bad idea? Horrible Bosses had the potential to be exactly that. Three guys get fed up of their bosses and try to kill them. It’s stupid, and in some cases relatable, and therefore quite appealing to some. But everything can still go wrong, and it could even become more stupid than it needs to be. Lucky for us, the film was put in capable hands, and we were treated to this great film.
Horrible Bosses is a great comedy that borders on crazy at times, and whilst it won’t make any “Greatest comedies of all time” lists, it’s a enjoyable flick with strong performances and a great concept that could essentially go wrong in every way but thankfully didn’t. The sequel, which has added Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz to it’s roster, looks just as hilarious, so let’s hope it delivers.
Horrible Bosses 2 is out now. Read Jo's review now