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Good Burger 2


Genre: Comedy, Family
Year Released: 2023
Runtime: 1h 30m
Director(s): Phil Traill
Writer(s): Kevin Kopelow, Heath Seifert
Cast: Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Lil Rel Howery, Kamaia Fairburn, Jillian Bell, Alex R. Hibbert, Fabrizio Guido, Elizabeth Hinkler, Emily Hinkler, Anabel Graetz, Josh Server
Where To Watch: available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital, order your copy here

RAVING REVIEW: Welcome back to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger! In GOOD BURGER 2, viewers are treated to a blend of humor, nostalgia, and all-new challenges that the beloved Ed (Kel Mitchell) and Dex (Kenan Thompson) navigate with their trademark wit, warmth, and iconic charm. This sequel brings back cherished memories for those who grew up with the original and introduces fresh dynamics and themes that resonate with the fast-evolving world. It's clear from the opening scenes that the filmmakers aimed to create a comedy that bridges generations, mixing the familiar with the new to craft an entertaining and reflective experience.

Let’s get the obvious out of the way; this is pure nostalgia; if you didn’t grow up with GOOD BURGER, the odds are this won’t connect with you on the same level. Thompson and Mitchell easily slip back into their roles as Dexter Reed and Ed, bringing a sense of continuity to the sequel. Their journey in GOOD BURGER 2 feels comforting and adventurous as they face the challenges of entrepreneurship in a tech-savvy era while preserving the core of their friendship. Adding new characters to the mix does wonders to bridge the gap for new viewers, introducing new comedic aspects while staying true to the essence of the Good Burger brand.

However, not all ingredients in this sequel blend perfectly. The film occasionally spends too much time reliving its history, relying on references that might fly over the heads of those not familiar with its predecessor. Moreover, its attempt to address the implications of automation in the workforce, though relevant, scratches only the surface, making it feel like there was more story here that they wanted to tell.

GOOD BURGER 2 offers the same playful, colorful world and dynamic aesthetic that mirrors the original’s charm while tweaking it slightly. The set designs, rich in detail and whimsy, effectively transport viewers into a world where laughter and the surreal meet, making the fast-food joint and Ed's home standout highlights of the film’s imaginative landscape.

GOOD BURGER 2 is a commendable follow-up to its predecessor, skillfully combining elements of comedy, nostalgia, and the modern world. It recaptures the original's magic while introducing timely themes and fresh faces, making it an enjoyable watch for longtime fans and newcomers. Despite leaning a bit too into its nostalgic roots at times, the sequel offers enough novelty and laughter to make it worth the visit back to Good Burger. As it balances respect for its origins with exploring new narratives, GOOD BURGER 2 warmly invites its audience on a journey filled with humor, heart, and unexpected wisdom.

Good Burger 2 DVD Bonus Features:
Home of the Good Bloopers (Extended Version)
The Comfort Food Classic
Behind the Scenes with Kenan and Kel
MEAT the Employees
Q&A with the New Crew
Employee Training Video
Good Burger 1 Movie Recap

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