Like many sequels, especially in the realm of comedy, Horrible Bosses 2 is a complete rehash of the first film. While 22 Jump Street proved to us that having a self aware rehash of the first film can be anything but bad, Horrible Bosses 2 reminds us that if you're not self aware then it can be anything but good. (and by the way Hollywood, this doesn't mean I want every sequel to be as self aware as 22 Jump Street because that'll end up getting really old real quick) It's not unfair to presume that since there's no actual bosses in this film, surely the plot can't be the same. Actually no, they find a way. There are a few fleeting moments of differences, but by the time we get to the final confrontation you remember just how familiar the whole thing actually is.
While I did actually laugh, there weren't too many memorable jokes either. I can recall chuckling at many moments, 18 moments if my math is correct, but I can't seem to recall what I was actually chuckling at. With the first Horrible Bosses, although that film wasn't great, it had some truly memorable moments. A scene with Charlie Day's character high in a car singing to himself being an absolute stand out. That scene was hilarious and had me in hysterics, but it was, perhaps, the only scene in this franchise to actually do so.
Now, onto the cast. The three leads, just like in the first, work brilliantly with one another. They bounce off of each other constantly. It's the supporting cast that are more of a mixed bundle. Christoph Waltz is a pleasant new addition, but his character is overly-douchey and doesn't do an awful lot until the third act, but even then he's not that useful. Chris Pine got a chuckle or two, but again, he's overly-douchey and unlikeable. Perhaps that's the point of his character, but when you look at how he's used in the film, I really doubt that.
To sum up, Horrible Bosses 2 may get a chuckle or two every so often, but none of these jokes are memorable, the supporting cast are either under-used or overly douchey and the plot is a complete rehash of the first film.