My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Reviews
This film is more content playing on its old, successful themes, including a Windex spray, and even inveigles a wedding between Toula's still-squabbling parents under the flimsiest of pretexts to justify the title.
As an ensemble comedy, it somewhat works. But the jokes could have been more in number. Pass the spanakopita, please.
A decidedly flimsy reason to fashion a sequel with nothing but a whiff of long forgotten nostalgia to drive it through, this one is a big fat blunder that's bound to sink. There's no great charm to offload, pretentious performances, forced family bonding and a distinct lack of sincerity driving it - so this one is sure to go off the screens even before it can come on, so-to-speak!
The only takeaway is that the film could have benefitted with a co writer adding something special to Vardalos’ unspectacular script. In the fourteen years since the original movie a lot has changed in the world and cinema audiences, but Vardalos’ approach to comedy unfortunately hasn’t.
Watch this movie because you liked the first movie and want to see what will happen next. This is a typical romantic comedy, best suited for slumber-parties or for one of those days when you want to watch a movie, just to cure your chronic boredom.
The film is not unwatchable but then it is not worth climbing every mountain and fording every stream to watch either. You might as well wait for it to come on telly—the movie feels like a loosely strung together sitcom anyway.
It's got some fun moments of course, and light-hearted family drama that will make you groan with the familiarity of the situations.But this, without a doubt, will be one of the most unmemorable movies you'll se this year.