Contrived. Knowingly so - to an extent. The knowingness has worn thin here, the satire now two films ago. So much so, nothing matters; people shunt around, take calls & wait to be slain. Consequently you just don’t care, which is a shame as it’s competent technically and if not souring the original (if one can call it that) it almost makes the audience the joke for taking what might be better if just straight hokum.