It's the kind of movie you'll want to see a second time with someone who hasn't seen it yet, to remember what it was like to watch it for the first time.
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All of these films share one commonality, that being a kind of emotional center that humanizes a cast of monsters.
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"Knallharte Jungs" is a German movie from 2002 and the sequel to the very successful (at the box office, not with critics) film "Harte Jungs". The writer and director is Granz Henman and he was also the writer of the very first. And while his effort there was at least occasionally bearable, this one here isn't at all. It seems that Rothemund (the director of the first) understood that a sequel may be a bad idea and abandoned the project. On an equally sad note, this movie here is slightly longer than the first. Tobias Schenke and Axel Stein return, but Schenke's character's best friend / love interest from the first film has equally disappeared just like Mina Tander's character as well. Instead, his new woman of choice is played by Diana Amft. If you have seen Amft in "Mädchen, Mädchen" or anything, you will know that she is not a talented actress at all, yet next to Schenke she really shines despite being very mediocre again too. And Axel Stein, who is dressed in drag for almost the entire movie, is a true revelation next to the unbearably bad Rebecca Mosselmann. No surprise nobody heard from her again after this film. But maybe I am also doing some of the actors injustice here because one of the main reasons (next to their lack of talent) is the horrible script.At least you could say about the first film that luckily it never took itself serious, but this one here does with Schenke's character constantly talking about his true love while he almost gets raped by nymphomaniac nurses and aunts, all of them pretty hot which of course was intended to lighten up the situation. Oh yeah, his talking dick is back again as well and adds nothing to the film once again. This is one of the few aspects that did not get considerably worse here because it already really sucked in the original movie. On a more positive note, I can see somehow why Stein was a big breakthrough artist back then at that point as he occasionally managed the impossible, namely making Henman's script funny on 2 or 3 occasions. I also liked how it is not revealed eventually that he was his sister in drag. Oh well, these girls were really retarded to not see it but yeah.. Besides that, the film uses more stereotypes and embarrassingly bad sex jokes (melted ice cream on pants for example) than Mario Barth. And the production values are very weak too in general. We hear that the protagonist should take care of a 99-year-old woman and she looks no day older than 65 and the actress who played her was still much younger. We get cameos by Axel Milberg, Bully Herbig and Christine Neubauer, who for a rare occasions is not the one ruining a movie. This one does it all by itself. There should never have been made a second film and probably there should not have been made a first film either. Impressive how they managed to make this one even worse looking at how weak the original already was. Stay far far away.
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This film is not another stupid american comedy, is something more. New fresh breeze to this kind of movies. Maybe americans wont understand it.. but true, i had good laugh while watching that film.Wanda (aka. Red Bull) rulez!
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This movie doesn't take itself serious at all and should be compared with "Not Another Teen Movie" instead of the American Pie movies.Being aware of that, it's much better than NATM. In "Knallharte Jungs" everything imaginable goes wrong, which make this film very predictable on one hand, but on the other the whole "everything's going wrong"-thing is presented in a very strong and graphical way, so I enjoyed just viewing the visualization although I could predict what comes next.The characters are completely out of reality, but nevertheless the actors filled them with a lot of life."Knallharte Jungs" surely isn't on the edge of German filmmaking, but it's worth to see if you like movies from this genre.6 of 10
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This sequel to the mildly amusing "American Pie"-rip-off "Harte Jungs" in which the teenage lead talks to his penis is one of the worst things (I dare not call it a movie) I've encountered this year. I don't mind that it's sexist, juvenile or offensive - a lot of teenage sex comedies are like that and as long as it's amusing, I'm OK with that. No, I mind that this is a utterly unfunny insult to anyone's taste, humor and intelligence. When superb actor Axel Milberg is degraded into a drivelling joke, I felt sick. But when a 99-year-old woman starts cleaning a toilet (she previously and very acustically made dirty) with a metallic dildo, I knew that German comedy has reached a new all time low. Do I have to mention that the brown stuff flies into her face afterwards? Well, you get the point. This is not "daring humor", it's just utter crap.Any redeeming things? No. Rebecca Mosselman is really cute but I felt sorry for her being in that "movie". And Axel Stein delivers his dialogue rather naturally (compared to the other, highly artificially speaking actors) and has most of the 3 or 4 funny scenes in the "movie". Most of them happen during his adventures with the female hockey team. He dressed up as a woman to join them. You might think this is a stupid old joke. Well, it's telling, that in this film, it's the funniest thing that happens...Bottom line: Avoid this by all means. If a lot of people go and see this, I might have to watch another sequel. I'd not survive that!!Rating: 1/10