Was Daddy’s Home 2 as good as the first movie? Like any movie series, the sequel did quiet not live up to the original. In this film, Brad and Dusty, played by Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, have settled into co-parenting nicely. That is until their own fathers, played by John Lithgow and Mel Gibson, shake things up. While this film was funny, the original film had more laughs. Daddy’s Home 2 hit closer to the heart, talking about families coming together for the holidays.