Monday, January 24, 2011

Does Mean Girls 2 live up to it's predecessor? [Review]

When I heard about Mean Girls 2, I was really excited to watch it. I had watched and loved the first Mean Girls; Lindsey Lohan's performance as a unprepared-for-high-school 16-year-old-turned-popular was perfect. With the title of the new movie being Mean Girls 2, I expected an awesome movie with a great plot, dialog, and actors. What I witnessed, however, was something that made me question whether this movie was worthy of being part of the Mean Girls franchise or not.

Warning: This post contains spoilers.

Yesterday, I watched the premier of Mean Girls 2 on ABC Family. For those of you unfamiliar with the first Mean Girls, a new girl befriends two outcasts and together, they try to expose the "plastics," a group popular girls who mistreat others out of arrogance.

While I enjoyed watching Mean Girls 2, my expectations were let down. First of all, who wrote this? Who decided that the "nice girl" would be so oblivious to the fact that she had created her own group of "plastics"? When I saw that, I thought "Wow, this is so stereotypical." I predicted that she would go too far, be told off by her friends, become a loner. and then be forgiven easily. To no surprise, that was exactly what happened.

After the movie, it was pointed out to me that the story had no memorable moments or quotes like the first movie. I immediately agreed; there weren't any funny moments or funny things that the characters said. Also, although I never judge anything I watch too harshly, I have to say that the acting there was questionable. At some points throughout the movie, the performance wasn't convincing. Maybe it was the lines they were given, or the arc in the storyline. But whatever the case, it didn't live up to Mean Girls.

In conclusion, there were no memorable moments, and the plot was all too predictable. I give this movie a C+/B-.
HOWEVER, if you were a fan of Mean Girls and you haven't watched this movie yet, I still recommend watching Mean Girls 2; the two hour long movie will definitely keep you entertained.

Comment below with your thoughts on Mean Girls 2.

It's 5 hours 'till bedtime; I say watch, don't wait.

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