If anyone grew up loving the Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell “Good Burger” sketch on All That, you were thrilled to see Kenan’s Dexter Reed and Kel’s Ed get an actual Good Burger movie in 1997.
Snobby critics didn’t think too highly of the initial cinematic outing for this dynamic duo (33% on Rotten Tomatoes), but if the high-caliber talent behind Good Burger 2 and the trailer are any indication, we’re in for an epic long-awaited sequel.
As someone who was thrilled when this Good Burger 2 project was confirmed to actually exist, I’d be surprised if I missed any casting news along the way. The strikes in the entertainment industry have put most things on hold, and while it looks like Good Burger 2 is going to direct to streaming on Paramount+, I suspect it’ll find an enthusiastic audience fueled by nostalgia.
Other than the obvious appeal of Kenan and Kel reuniting for this, though, my mind was blown as the trailer unfolded on a variety of levels. Comedic geniuses Jillian Bell and Lil Rel Howery are part of the cast, and look to have big roles. Bell is playing some sort of corporate overlord/antagonist who’s trying to replace Good Burger employees with automatons.
Who saw a timely/pseudo-AI-themed dystopian sci-fi plot to the new Good Burger movie coming? Not me! AND I LOVE IT.
Yo but ROB GRONKOWSKI is going to be in this movie. Legendary New England Patriots tight end. Arguable all-around GOAT at his position. It’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment, but there is a glimpse of a wild Gronk in this trailer.
I’m way more invested in his bit part than 21-year-old YouTuber/streamer Kai Cenat, who’s apparently famous and whose existence I knew nothing of until literally five seconds before writing this sentence. Good for Kai, though! He’s gotta be making mad bank. Can’t hate.
You know who else I can’t wait to see? Business legend and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
You can’t tell me that there isn’t some kind of Shark Tank adjacent business meeting where Cuban decides the fate of Good Burger. I’d like to think Cuban is pivotal in helping Ed and Dexter defeat their cyborg counterparts.
Good Burger 2 is about to be legit bonkers. If they waited this long to put out a second movie, I’m going to assume it was worth the wait. The fact that it’s not getting some wide theatrical release is a bummer on one hand, but on the other, I suspect they’re afforded more creative freedom this way in many respects.
Gronk and Mark Cuban in a Good Burger flick? What a world we live in. November 22 can’t get here soon enough.