The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Not exactly groundbreaking comedy, but Morris clearly knows his youthful audience demographic well, playing on their hang-ups as much as their aspirations.
The Festival's pursuit remains broadly likable, and Morris again backs it up with real comedy nous.
It all feels so disappointingly similar, retelling old jokes, backed by the rather old-fashioned narrative of a man trying to reclaim his ex-girlfriend.
It takes a little while to get going, but once it does The Festival is a funny take on a British summer institution.
Watchable, but unforgivably derivative - was it not a bit early to have a remake of The Inbetweeners Movie?
The Festival can't get out of the shadow of The Inbetweeners, but it's well worth a watch for all fans of the series.
Production values aren't high but with Inbetweeners star Joe Thomas leading a well-chosen cast there is fun to be had amid the mud, madness and drugged-up Smurfs.
It's the specificity of the stereotypes that Morris hangs out to dry that make the film so funny.
Play[s] the crude shock value card with swaggering confidence, while there's just enough sprinkling of weirdness and endearing sweetness to balance things out.
After the initial sticky patch, audiences are likely to find themselves amenable and even enthusiastic - much like the festival experience, in fact.
The main insight provided here is that festival going is a mixture of heaven and hell.
While many gags are enjoyably unhinged, most of the humour feels very lazy, pushing the expected buttons while pretending to be sexy and/or disgusting.
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