Starring: Sandra Bullock, William Shatner, Regina King
Director: John Pasquin
Running Time: 115 mins
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulous is an American film and the sequel to Miss Congeniality. Shortly after her success in the previous mission, FBI agent Gracie Hart must go undercover in Las Vegas in order to find two high-profile fashion figures kidnapped by thieves.
Well, I didn’t like the first film, but at least it had some fun and a few decent jokes. This, on the other hand, has a terrible story, an annoying performance from Sandra Bullock, and NO GOOD JOKES. I was bored from the first second, and had a tedious time sitting through two hours of a completely pointless sequel.
I’ll start with what I thought was the worst thing about this film, the fact that it just wasn’t funny. In the first film, I wasn’t wetting myself, but I did laugh on a couple of occasions, whereas here, all that I managed to muster up was one chuckle throughout 115 very long minutes, which is the perfect definition of a very poor comedy film.
I was also really angered by how this movie managed to make Sandra Bullock insufferable. Bullock’s one of the best actresses in the business, and is almost never an annoying presence on screen (take Speed, where her character was so annoying but her performance was just good, for example), but in this film, I couldn’t stand her. In the first film, she’s a down-to-earth but entertaining character, but the weird development that this story brings in isn’t at all interesting, but just makes her really unlikeable, which was really sad to see.
The story here is also very poor. It’s ridiculously simple, and yet it still doesn’t make any sense, and doesn’t get you at all interested at any point. What’s worse is that, for an action comedy, there’s a serious lack of action, which is why the fun element that there was a bit of in the first film is completely destroyed, leaving this as a simply dull attempt at making some decent entertainment.
Overall, this gets a 3.8, because its comedy was very poor, I hated Sandra Bullock’s performance, the story was terrible, and there was just no fun to be had at all.