title is funnier than it entire whole -- a sequel to Hamlet?
Why not, when all you have to do is write
in a time machine and put on a show just in time to save the
entire drama department.
It's an ill-conceived comedy that thinks
it's more offensive than it actually is.
Right now, the score stands at: Hamlet
2 -- Visitors 0.
The comedy movie Hamlet 2 describes
the physical and mental agony of an ego-maniacal failure who
is a loser that thinks he's an artist.
A weird, untalented actor who has become
a self-loathing high school drama teacher in Tucson, Arizona,
the star seems completely under equipped to take care of his
personal and professional problems, which include having a child
with his sharp-tongued wife, controlling his drama class that
is full of unruly students, and facing the loss of the drama
department because of school budget cutbacks.
The humor in this film is not smooth, and
some scenes and performances gather laughter, but others fall
The tale as a whole, with its silly over-the-top
imitation of a serious writing where a teacher saves his students
as the most important part feels over-long.
It is amusing at times, but it's as often
irritating (in my view).