Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous

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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous
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Genre: Comedy
Directed By: John Pasquin
Produced By: Sandra Bullock
Marc Lawrence
Written By: Marc Lawrence
Starring: Sandra Bullock
Regina King
Enrique Murciano
William Shatner
Ernie Hudson
Heather Burns
Treat Williams
Diedrich Bader
Cinematography: Peter Menzies Jr.
Distributed By: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: March 24, 2005
Runtime: 115 minutes
Country: United States
Prequel: Miss Congeniality (2000)


Plot

After Cheryl Frasier and Stan Fields are kidnapped, Gracie Hart goes undercover in Las Vegas, Nevada to find them.

Why It Sucks

  1. Very weak plot.
  2. Horrible acting, especially from Sandra Bullock.
  3. Benjamin Bratt's character from the first film, Eric Matthews, is nowhere to seen nor is mentioned. He is now replaced by Sam Fuller, another agent who spends time fighting with Gracie.
  4. Unfunny and weak humor; compared to the original film which had some good moments of sarcastic humor.
  5. Completely destroys all of Gracie Hart's hard-earned happiness from the ending of the original film.
  6. Diedrich Bader is a poor replacement of Michael Caine's character in the first film.
  7. It ultimately killed the Miss Congeniality film franchise.

Redeeming qualities

  1. Good soundtrack.
  2. Exciting ending when Gracie visits a primary school.

Reception

The film was panned by critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has an approval rating of 15% based on 145 reviews. The critical consensus reads, "Sandra Bullock is still as appealing as ever; too bad the movie is not pageant material." On Metacritic the film has a score of 34 out of 100, based on reviews from 33 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film a grade B.

Robert Koehler of Variety called the film "Lame and inoffensive". Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times called the sequel "doubly unnecessary" and added "there is no good reason to go and actually see it."

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