PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 (Andy Fickman). 94 minutes. Opens Friday (April 17). See listings. Rating: N
Where to watch: iTunes
This lazy sequel brings back Kevin James’s pop culture punchline, Paul Blart.
While attending a mall security convention in Vegas, he fights off a gang of casino art thieves who are clearly evil because they dress entirely in black. As expected, all the humour involves his bumping into things and falling over because he’s fat, which is apparently hilarious.
Unexpectedly, most of the running time is dedicated to sentimental schmaltz about how Blart learns to love himself and let his daughter (Raini Rodriguez) grow up, so even those inclined to laugh at the barrel-scraping Happy Madison gags won’t leave satisfied.