The 10th anniversary of Richard Curtis' ensemble rom-com Love Actually has led to an inexplicable raft of think pieces arguing about whether or not Love Actually is a good movie. We can spend all day debating the merits of Love Actually, as many recently have. Or we can all sit down to watch this (tragically fake) trailer for Love Actually 2, and collectively agree that it looks way, way better than Love Actually.
Official Comedy's Love Actually 2 trailer splices together clips from a wide variety of films and TV shows starring Love Actually alumni to create a sequel with something for everybody. Harry (Alan Rickman) and Karen (Emma Thompson) have become teachers at a magic school. Mark (Andrew Lincoln) and Billy Mack (Bill Nighy) are immersed in a zombie apocalypse. Daniel (Liam Neeson) and Juliet (Keira Knightley) have become killing machines, and former U.S President Billy Bob Thornton is moonlighting as a belligerent mall Santa. It's a Love Actually sequel that fans and haters alike can agree on. Now will somebody get started on cutting together a feature-length version?
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