Dumb and Dumber To

November 18, 2014 3:49 AM

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Dumb and Dumber To

An unfortunate trend with comedy sequels, and really sequels in general, is they merely recycle the best parts of the original. When this happens, the new movie never really stands on its own two feet and relies too heavily on the audience’s knowledge of its predecessor to work. This makes it feel incomplete and, in many ways, pointless. Referencing the original and continuing its story is one thing (it’s why we go to sequels), but simply rehashing it is another, and in the case of a comedy, the difference can often mean whether or not it’s funny.

Sadly, the Farrelly Brothers’ Dumb and Dumber To never finds its own identity. It’s the long-awaited sequel to their modern classic, Dumb and Dumber (1994), which, after all these years, still has the ability to make you laugh out loud, no matter how many times you’ve seen it. The follow-up, in star...

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