|Die Frankfurt-Tipp Bewertung:|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 119 min.|
|FSK:||From 12 years|
Ex-Knacki Zeki Müller (Elyas M`Barek) has made it: the Abi for his problem students is within reach. But when Chantal (Jella Haase), Zeynep (Gizem Emre), Danger (Max von der Groeben) and Burak (Aram Arami) are frustrated by their predicted future prospects after a visit to the BiZ and miss out on their frustration at school, just as the school inspector is making his rounds there, the dream of graduating from high school seems to have come to an end. Not only is the school threatened with closure if not enough new pupils register. Zeki's class will also have to pass a test, on the passing of which the admission to the Abi depends. Now Zeki has to try to motivate the disillusioned students in his usual unadapted way and show them that they have their future in their own hands. But this turns out to be more difficult than he thought - especially as Zeki himself has to ask himself what his professional future holds for him when his protégés leave school…
With "Fack Ju Göhte" Bora Dagtekin once again proved after "Turkish for beginners" his intuition for unerring wordplay and unrestrained slapstick. No wonder, then, that the film DER Kinohit des Jahres 2013 was one of the most successful German cinema comedies of recent years with over 7.3 million viewers. In the USA, even the Mexican remake made it into the cinema charts in 2016. The recipe for success was of course soon continued with a second part, which, however, could in no way hold a candle to the original. The fans didn't care why more than 7 million viewers stormed into the cinemas again. And so now a (supposedly) final third part can come to our cinemas.
In view of the enormous success, which can be expected again here, it is of course forgiven love's effort to say anything negative about the film. I still have to do it. That's not because - even though Part 3 takes another step in the right direction - this trilogy finale is far from the originality, wit and charm of the first film. It's also not because of the fact that the humor drifts too often into a badly tried racket and completely misses the subversive level, which was still to be seen at times in the first movie. No, it's more about dealing with issues that are in themselves very important, such as bullying, suicide among young people or violence in the family. All these issues are addressed, which in itself is very commendable. However, Dagtekin uses a wooden hammer in such a way that every honest intention is trivialized.
Example pleasing? A boy gets so bullied that he jumps off the school roof. The children who made him do not care, they even film it. But then Zeki makes a big speech and suddenly mobbers and mobbeds are best buddies. And then there's Chantal, whose mother takes crack and then gets violent and wants to take her mother out of school. Of course, in such a case it's enough to pass by the crack mummy, turn her arm a little and the family blessing has been adjusted. What about the girls who date to commit suicide together? Yes, for one of them a love letter is enough for a new courage to face life, what is with the other girl is completely irrelevant.
May be that this handling of relevant topics is not negatively received by the target group. But just when you see how the film is celebrated by a big German daily newspaper for dealing with taboo topics, you could really puke. To sugger children and young people that Mobbing or suicide attempts are not nevertheless sooooo large problems, because they can be removed so easily from the world, is simply only annoying.
Even the politically incorrect sayings and the various Slapstick inserts do not succeed in compensating this again. They simply lack the refreshing lightness of the original. Too much Dagtekin and his team were trying to give the spectators what they wanted to see. And that unfortunately did not do the overall result any good. Like I said, the fans won't care much. They will make "Fack Ju Göhte 3" again a big cinema success. And for all the fans who could even laugh about the really not good second part, the following applies again: Worth seeing - even if a good movie looks really different.
Ein Artikel von Frankfurt-Tipp