Centered on a teacher who tries to save his drama department by writing a sequel to William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” It stars Coogan as a high school drama teacher who creates a musical sequel to “Hamlet” based on the premise that no one died in the original play.
“Hamlet 2” would make Shakespeare turn over in his grave if he knew of this tragedy (and I don’t mean “tragedy” in the sense that Shakespeare would have meant it). This is not a Greek tragedy or one of Shakespeare’s tragedies such as his original play. This is a tragedy in the sense of its offensiveness to Christian viewers and the total irreverence it displays. For example, one of the songs is titled “Rock me Sexy Jesus” and features an actor playing Christ, doing a moonwalk dance on the water, and grabbing his crotch area. This movie is sure to offend a lot of viewers.
As it is, it is a poorly made film, doesn’t come close to being a family-friendly film, and looks as if it will not go very far at the box office (thankfully). This is called scraping the bottom of the barrel. Dove is unable to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this poor excuse of a movie.