Zoolander: Really, Really Ridiculously Underappreciated
Ben Stiller’s last great starring vehicle is 10-years-old come September. We look back at the mediocre box office masterpiece.

Sure, the fashion world is an easy target, though the same could be said  of zoos, and from what I gleaned from The Zookeeper trailer,  Kevin James basically sits in an Applebee’s booth and binges on cheese  sticks with a CGI lion in that movie. Ben Stiller’s character, Derek  Zoolander, issues malaprops to the power of Snooki squared.  When  Matilda, a Time reporter, confesses a bout with bulimia,  Zoolander replies, “You can read minds?” Owen Wilson is at his  finest as Zoolander’s bro-ish competition-turned-friend, as is Jerry  Stiller, playing the head of Zoolander’s agency, who dons a  progressively more blinged-out sweatsuit in each scene. Will Ferrell is  just unhinged as Mugatu, the “Derelicte” designer who looks like a cross  between a Scandinavian death metal singer and a Bravo reality show hair  stylist. Most importantly: there are jokes in Zoolander. Real  jokes! With punchlines! Written down beforehand! In a script! It’s not  like “comedy” now, which more often than not translates to farting  schlubs volleying a bong for two and a half hours.

Zoolander: Really, Really Ridiculously Underappreciated

Ben Stiller’s last great starring vehicle is 10-years-old come September. We look back at the mediocre box office masterpiece.

Sure, the fashion world is an easy target, though the same could be said of zoos, and from what I gleaned from The Zookeeper trailer, Kevin James basically sits in an Applebee’s booth and binges on cheese sticks with a CGI lion in that movie. Ben Stiller’s character, Derek Zoolander, issues malaprops to the power of Snooki squared. When Matilda, a Time reporter, confesses a bout with bulimia, Zoolander replies, “You can read minds?” Owen Wilson is at his finest as Zoolander’s bro-ish competition-turned-friend, as is Jerry Stiller, playing the head of Zoolander’s agency, who dons a progressively more blinged-out sweatsuit in each scene. Will Ferrell is just unhinged as Mugatu, the “Derelicte” designer who looks like a cross between a Scandinavian death metal singer and a Bravo reality show hair stylist. Most importantly: there are jokes in Zoolander. Real jokes! With punchlines! Written down beforehand! In a script! It’s not like “comedy” now, which more often than not translates to farting schlubs volleying a bong for two and a half hours.



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    THANK-YOU GQ! I couldn’t agree more.
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    10 years man. Time flies…
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    This movie is so perfect ypu guys don’t even KNOW
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    This movie has influenced my life so much, y’all don’t even know. Ben Stiller is my comedic hero.
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    Masterpiece is right! Always good to see Zoolander love!
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    One of fav movies ever
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    Zoolander was a great movie.
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    I EFFING love this movie!!! forever!!!!!