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They always say that sequels never match up to the original movie, well in
this case it was absolutely terrible! Did Elle suddenly become more of a
ditz in this movie? I found that they tried to put a new spin to old jokes
from the first one which fell flat, what happened to Paulette's husband and
child? (although he made a 15 second cameo). If Selma Blair's character
became Elle's new best friend, then where the hell was she? This movie was
also way too political to enjoy and I found myself wanting to throw up
through most of the speeches.
Reece Witherspoon's charm is the only thing that can drag you through this
Sally Field and Luke Wilson do a good job too but the rest of the cast didn't deserve their pay cheque.
Fewer (more strongly developed) characters were needed.
I'm amazed that anyone could produce, direct or edit this movie without
saying, "this isn't going to work." They all had an opportunity to make a
sort of "Miss Blonde Goes to Washington", sort of a fun version of the
classic "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." It starts with the premise of the
young naive lawyer going to Washington and witnessing the corruption,
ineptitude and special interests that make this country run in spite of
themselves. But about half way through, when it should get serious about
taking on the bureaucracy, it degenerates into a stupid and inane bit with
sorority sisters and ultimately cheerleaders doing a dance piece on the
Capital's steps. At that point I was about to change channels, but I chose
to watch to see how it ends. I could have lived with even a predictable
ending, but not only was it predictable but was a boring, dumb, waste of an
Another one of those "Lost Opportunity" movies where one has to say, "What were they thinking?" If they were thinking they only wanted to reach the stereotypical dumb blonde, who is also a sorority sister and a valley girl they may have hit their mark. For the other 99.9% of the population this looks like they had their heads up their proverbial "whatevers" when they made this one.
I mostly enjoyed Legally Blonde, but 2 was a waste of my time.
I am a huge Reese Witherspoon fan and I thought the first Legally Blonde was excellent. I hope that her contract forced her to make this sequel though, otherwise I have lost respect for her judgement of scripts. I laughed a few times, but for the most part, this film is completely stupid. I disliked it and all of the men I know who have seen it absolutely hated it. This was one of the worst sequels I have ever seen. Skip this film and rewatch the first one instead.
I wrote this about the first legally blonde movie a while
"I hear they are making a sequel to this, which is a huge mistake. The joke is going to wear thin-there is only enough humor in this concept, I think, for one movie. I doubt the second one will be any good, especially since this one seems to have been "good by accident", if there is such a thing."
I was right on the money when I wrote those comments about the then soon-to-be-released Legally Blonde 2. The joke has worn thin and Reese's character just isn't funny anymore. The script's attempt at humor doesn't work. I can't even believe a project like this even got off the ground. Someone actually thought gay dogs and cheerleading in the senate is funny? The movie made decent money, so I guess the joke's on us.
I have to admit, I wasn't as impressed with the first "Legally Blond" as some people were, but I thought I'd watch the second, as I couldn't find anything else of interest that was in at the video store. This movie is terrible. It exists in a world with rules vastly estranged from reality, but this is the movies, so I'll forgive it that, but such an escape ought to be able to justify itself. Perhaps it could rightfully create these new rules to allow for intelligent satire, or to offer a pleasant escape from reality. It does neither: the characters are moronic and the movie is only an escape into mind-numbing tedium. Is it supposed to make me care about animals? Sorry, I don't any more than I did when the movie began. Is it supposed to say that an individual has a voice? Only in such a naive dream world. Why do studios have to abuse their clients by knowingly creating such garbage and passing it off as entertainment? If a movie has nothing of substance to say, it ought to at least say nothing with style. Legally Blond 2 fails at even achieving that.
The first L.B. was quirky, fun and refreshing. It was the success of this movie that lead people back to view the second helping. Unfortunately the sequel has absolutely nothing like the charm and comedy of the first. It is in fact incredibly dumb, inept and very annoying. Reese Witherspoon cackles on so much in an unfunny drone that it becomes off-putting after a short while, indeed after about 10 minutes of watching this wretched film you realize what a turkey it is. Voted one of the worst of 2003, make that OF ALL TIME! A real disappointment from the first movie. Didn't the writers realize that the script has to be a little bit funny in the hope that it might succeed, the plot is pure drivel and would not appeal to anyone over 8 years old. I know it isn't supposed to be Citizen Kane here, but to offer this as a sequel to a quite brilliant original is a disgrace. Very, Very, poor. What a shame!
The original film was a live-action cartoon, with completely unrealistic
characters and situations. It was also modestly amusing at least if you
put your brain on hold.
This film, however, is witless, no matter the status of your brain. It would appear that each characteristic of the first film which was even slightly "successful" was amplified and repeated, without necessarily understanding why it worked the first time. I see that a pilot for a TV spinoff has already been created; I shudder to consider the results.
This was the WORST movie, wait hold up there's stilL Just Married,..ok so
LB2 is one of the WORST movie I ever saw in my life...what has comedy gone
to?..Unfortuanetly I went to the video store and borrowed, Just Married
LB2 on the same day, thinking I am going to relax with my boyfriend and
a few laughs! Laughs, you say? Laughs?!.That movie bored me to DEATH, the
only part that made me come alive was when the movie stopped halfway
through, and I realize it was a bootleg, HALLELUJAH for bootleg! Cause it
wasn't tape to the end, so I was saved from the torture! I still could not
believe that my boyfriend actually laughed through the movie, I wanted to
whack him with the pillow. I never watched the first one, but after
this, I changed my mind! These two movies made me stop watch comedy, cause
realize its not the same as before, so I am now watching action. The next
day I rented Bourne Identity and the Italian Job, Now that's what you call
movie. A mean why the hell would you look for a dog's mother to come to a
I didn't even finish watching this thing. The first one was great. This ones is anyone's guess. For the 58 minutes that I actually watched I didn't even laugh. I'm not even going to continue to write. Not worth my time nor yours.
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