Derek Zoolander, the excruciatingly dumb male model who just can't turn left, is back in Zoolander 2 , and he's both dumber and sweeter than ever. Not much has changed since Zoolander was released in 2001, at least not where it counts, but what does separate the sequel from the original are more celebrity cameos and extravagant sets that likely point to a bigger budget. Set in Rome, with costumes and intricate stunts and production design, the movie certainly feels bigger, turning the original comedy into a full-fledged franchise. So it's a bit odd that there is no Zoolander 2 post-credits scene coming at the end of the new movie.
Unfortunately for fans, the sequel decided to skip tradition and not feature any Marvel-like teases at the end of the credits. In fact, Zoolander 2 doesn't even have a mid-credits scene. What it does have, though, is a fun credits sequence with new music from A$AP Rocky. The rapper collaborated with the filmmakers on a remix of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Relax," which fans will recognize as the song that the Evil DJ (Justin Theroux) used to hypnotize Derek Zoolander in the original film.
A$AP Rocky appears briefly just at the end of the film, rapping about Zoolander and Hansel in his "Relax (Remix)." The song continues to play as early credits appear on screen, super-imposed onto psychedelic images of Mugatu (Will Ferrell) and the Evil DJ dancing. If you thought that the celebrity cameos would be over once the credits start rolling, brace yourselves. Even in the credits of the film, Zoolander 2 refuses to stop parading celebrity cameos. Johnny Weir, the Olympic figure skater, makes a very brief appearance in the credits sequence, showing up only to dance a bit before disappearing again. Random? Definitely. Entertaining? Sure.
As far as post-credits/mid-credits sequences go, Zoolander 2's mini music video is pretty average. Personally, I'm partial to gag reels and bloopers playing alongside the credits, especially for comedies. But, A$AP Rocky's surprise appearance was still a nice surprise. And, you don't have to sit through the entire credits to see it! Win-win.
For those of you who want to buy A$AP Rocky's Zoolander tune, it looks like you're going to have to wait until the official soundtrack hits the shelves. Very little information about the soundtrack has been announced, but it should be on sale within a few weeks of the film's Feb. 12 release.
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