Mean Girls 2

Now they are really going to take my media membership card away…I have to say that without Lindsay Lohan this film falls flat on its face.  Actually I really shouldn’t single her absence out as the main problem with the film as almost everyone on the first one (like Tina Fey (writer), Mark Waters (director), Rachel McAdam, Amanda Seyfried, and Ana Gasteyer) except for Tim Meadows are missing from the sequel and it really shows.

The Plastics, Mandi (Maiara Walsh – from television’s Desperate Housewives), Chastity (Claire Holt – Messengers 2: The Scarecrow) and Hope (Nicole Gale Anderson – from television’s Make It or Break It), rule the school.  They make life miserable for Abby (Jennifer Stone – Secondhand Lions) as she is artsy and not cool in their eyes.  Easy pickings for the cool girls.  New transfer student, Jo (Meaghan Martin – from television’s 10 Things I Hate About You), has a rule about getting involved in girl drama, but when she sees The Plastics picking on Abby she cannot stop herself from stepping in.

Jo has become friends with the awkward Abby because Abby’s father (Donn Lamkin – Just Cause, The Men Who Stare at Goats) has offered to pay her college tuition if she hangs around with his daughter.  Schemer Jo decides to bring down The Plastics from the inside.  She will become one of them and then sabotage them.  Her plan goes awry when she becomes seduced by the popularity she gains by being one of the “in” girls.

D-list cast, terrible over acting and a poor script is what this 96 minute film features.  They have trotted out the same plot that has been put through the Hollywood wringer time and time again.  To make matters worse this one was totally aimed at preteens and is totally annoying for anyone not between the ages of 10-13!  At least us older folk could sit through and enjoy the Lohan vehicle.

Marketed as a sequel it really is a remake of the 2004 film.  The cliques and bullies do their things again. Clichés follow stereotypes and then it starts all over again.  It is certainly not as funny as the first one due to the lack of Tina Fey wit, but has become a cheesy Disney-like movie.

Special Features:

-Inside the Clique: The Making of Mean Girls 2
-Caught in the Act (On Set Video Diaries Captured by the Mean Girls)
-In the Closet with Kitty Boot
-Catching Up with Tim Meadows
-High School Yearbook
-Bloopers: Gag Reel

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