Daddy’s Home 2

Rated 2.0

Co-fathers Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are back in one of those we-made-too-much-money-not-to-make-a-sequel-but-we-don’t-have-any-good-ideas movies. Ferrell and Wahlberg, whose star chemistry barely kept the first movie afloat, tread water gamely, but writers John Morris and Sean Anders give them nothing new to do. In fact, all Morris and Anders come up with is to set things during the holidays and double down on the dads, adding one for Wahlberg (Mel Gibson) and one for Ferrell (John Lithgow). Yet another dad shows up in the person of wrestler John Cena for Wahlberg’s stepdaughter, making this extended family as confusing as a Shakespeare history play. Hilarity fails to ensue. Anders is also credited as director, though there’s no evidence he did anything but turn the camera on and yell, “Action!” J.L.