Mean Girls 2
Mean Girls 2 is a 2011 American teen comedy television film directed by Melanie Mayron, and serves as a stand-alone sequel to the 2004 film Mean Girls. The film premiered on ABC Family on January 23, 2011, and released direct-to-video on February 1. It stars Meaghan Martin, Jennifer Stone, Maiara Walsh, Nicole Gale Anderson, Claire Holt, Diego Boneta and Linden Ashby.
After a clique of girls makes life difficult, a new student (Meaghan Martin) forms a rival group to take control of the school's corridors.
Why It Sucks
- The movie doesn’t even qualify as a sequel, it feels more like a knock-off, bad Wattpad fanfiction, or a generic Disney Channel movie than a sequel.
- Not only that, but it also feels like your generic teen comedy.
- The film is unnecessary, because it ended on a high note with the original characters going on with their lives. What's more, the film was released seven years after the original making the potential for a sequel stale.
- False advertising: The poster claims that the Plastics from the original movie are returning in the sequel, when they’re not.
- The sequel tries to spoon feed us context we already got.
- This movie ignores the events of the original.
- The opening logo is cheap and ugly, it shows a CGI car and an alma mater forming the movie’s logo.
- A lot of characters (except Principal Duvall) from the original film are not seen or mentioned, particularly Cady Heron, Regina George, Ms. Norbury, Gretchen Wieners, Mrs. George (Regina's mom), Betsy Heron (Cady's mom), Janis Ian, Damian, Chip Heron (Cady's dad), Aaron Samuels, Karen Smith, Tim Pak, Jessica Lopez, Kristen's boyfriend, etc.
- Everyone in this sequel are forgettable, ESPECIALLY the protagonist and the new Plastics.
- Jo Mitchell is an unlikable, bland, and uninteresting protagonist who claims to be the "cool and edgy" type and is a walking embodiment of "I’m not like other girls" and it gets irritating fast.
- The way the Plastics in this sequel dress is nothing like how popular kids at school dress, in fact, they look straight out of the fashion store, Justice.
- The antagonist, Mandi Weatherly is an awful villain. She’s just your generic popular girl/alpha bitch/queen bee, yes, THIS generic. Oh, did we also mention that she’s more of a supervillain than a mean girl?
- She has NO redemption arc whatsoever. Regina George was the antagonist in the original movie, but she was given a redemption arc and becomes friends with Cady Heron in the end. But here, Mandi was given a karma ending instead.
- You can already tell she’s evil when she does "villainous" things like throwing her dog in the garbage.
- The narration is pale and sounds something from the YouTube channel, Troom Troom.
- One scene had one of the plastic’s shirt down with her bra showing.
- Principal Ron Duvall (who's played by the only original cast member to return and reprise his role, Tim Meadows) is flanderized in this movie.
- Compared to the sometimes edgy and challenging content of the original movie, the sequel feels bowdlerized and childish by comparison.
- There are scenes where it doesn’t even happen in real life, Mean Girls relies on realistic elements and nature, this sequel does not:
- When Mandi asks the girls to move from their table and they did.
- Mandi panicking over her hand getting dirty in public.
- When a student accidentally smashes food in Abby’s face, everyone in the cafeteria laughs at her, which is just unrealistic and mean-spirited.
- Everyone laughs at a car that looks like it got hit by paintballs.
- It makes sense for the original cast to stop starring in the movie because they were too old for their characters and the fact that they were high schoolers.
- Some funny moments here, there, and wherever.
Mean Girls 2 was panned by critics and audiences alike and holds a 31% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.
- This was filmed in 20 days with stars Jennifer Stone, Maiara Walsh, and Nicole Anderson departing fellow Disney series Wizards of Waverly Place, Cory In The House, and Jonas.