Stars: 5 out of 5
Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne now have to deal with a rising sorority with the help of Zac Efron, who used to be against them in ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’. Chloe Grace Moretz also brings out her bad girl side as leader of the sorority Kappa Nu and college freshman Shelby, who has a bad attitude and enjoys smoking weed on a daily basis. Her reason for starting a sorority is because she is tired of the rule that fraternities are the only Greek colleges that can party, smoke weed, and drink beer while having a good time in Selena Gomez’s character’s case.
It’s a shame that the sorority happens to be next door to where Mac (Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Byrne) are trying to sell their old house; not only that, but they also have to deal with trying to raise their 2-year-old daughter, Stella (Elise Vargas). On the other hand, Teddy Sanders (Efron) is living life with his friends from Delta Psi, but eventually has to leave them and find a new place to crash. All sides are dealing with their problems – which is where the heart and emotion comes from. Shelby is trying to raise the money to keep her sorority where she and her new friends, Beth (Kiersey Clemens) and Nora (Beanie Feldstein) live; Mac and Kelly are sure they are being great parents, but are having a bit of a problem, especially when Kelly gets pregnant; while Sanders can’t escape the college fraternity life and feels the need to be included and involved.
‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ is a chuckle-worthy satire of the stupidities of college freshmen and doing whatever it takes to fit in. I actually chuckled more at this movie more than the first ‘Neighbors’, which had its wild moments, but didn’t have enough to make me feel the great jokes and satire. ‘Sorority Rising’ takes the laughs and real feel of what it’s like to deal with the value of friendship, what it’s like to be a parent, and tasting the fresh air of adulthood to the next level, despite the sequel also being an excuse for making more money, having Efron go shirtless, and a bunch of that-figures weed and vibrator jokes. I do see potential in ‘Sorority Rising’ for not just being a great comedy sequel, but also one that tops the original in a time when sequels are either hit-or-miss. It is also one of the best films of the year, so give this movie some more money.