I liked Bad Santa. I thought the movie was funny, the chemistry between Billy Bob Thornton and Lauren Graham was great, and the story even managed to have a little heart. This however, looks really bad.
It’s kind of sad because I could have seen a path to this being a good story, instead, it looks like something the Farrely Brothers turned down. One of, if not the most off-putting aspect of the movie is the return of Brett Kelly as a now 21 year old, 250 lb, Thurman Merman. To have him introduced in the trailer by asking Thornton if he’ll “take his cherry, ” was almost enough for me to tap out. It’s a shame.
BAD SANTA 2 returns Academy Award®-winner BILLY BOB THORNTON to the screen as America’s favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (TONY COX), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is ‘the kid’ – chubby and cheery Thurman Merman (BRETT KELLY), a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie’s sliver of humanity.
Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Academy Award®, Golden Globe and Emmy-winner KATHY BATES, as Willie’s horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang’s ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane, played by Emmy Award-nominee CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, the charity director with a heart of gold and libido of steel.
You better watch out: BAD SANTA 2 is coming to town.