>Basically free of laughs start to finish. Some of that's an >intentional tonal shift by this movie, but some of it is >just... bad writing. Reitman does fine with some of the >character-y stuff in the first half-- even if the characters >aren't memorable, they're charming enough-- but he can't do a >big finale like he's trying to do here. Just an ugly mess of a >finale with terrible CGI.
For the most part I thought they were able to reference the first movie while letting the new story/characters do their own thing, but then the ending went way too far into nostalgia territory. The cameos were very shoehorned in. And like, let Bill Murray riff some stuff rather than scripting bad “This demon is my ex” jokes. I enjoyed it overall, but the lack of jokes will probably make this pretty forgettable tbh.