Routine 'Daddy's Home 2' is good for a few laughs, but not much else

“Daddy’s Home 2” is fine. It’s got a few laughs and a good heart (even if that heart wants to leapfrog Thanksgiving and go straight to Christmas), but it lacks originality and focus. In other words, it’s a typical sequel.

Joshua Terry is an award-winning writer and photographer who also teaches English composition for Weber State University. He has written weekly film reviews for the Deseret News since 2013.