Contest: Chicago, see Ben Stiller in Zoolander 2 early and for free

When Zoolander hit theaters on September 28, 2001, it was, understandably, met with a tepid response, both critically and at the box office. Its absurdist blend of high fashion and low comedy meant it needed to find an audience willing to give into pure silliness at a time when that was the last thing on people’s minds. Fifteen years later, the film has grown into a modern comedy classic, carving out its place in The New Cult Canon, and apparently counting Terrence Malick among its many high-profile fans. With this month’s Zoolander 2, director and star Ben Stiller is hoping audiences are hungry for more Blue Steel, bringing in plenty of new faces (Kristen Wiig, Benedict Cumberbatch, countless young pop stars) and returning fan favorites (Will Ferrell’ s Mugatu, thankfully).

Zoolander 2 opens nationwide on February 12, but The A.V. Club and Paramount Pictures have an opportunity …

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