The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement: Film #29 of Film 365

Friday 22nd April 2011

Director: Garry Marshall
Year: 2004
Stars: Anne Hathaway, Julie Walters, Chris Pine, John Rhys-Davies, Callum Blue, Hector Elizondo

Having watched the first Princess Diaries some years ago now, and really enjoyed it, I was quite happy to give the Princess Diaries 2 a go.

As with so many sequels, it's nothing like as good as the first. It's OK, just nothing special. Princess Mia (Hathaway) returns to Genovia, and, in order to become Queen, first has to get married. The plot is very predictable, and you'll know in the first scene how this is going to end.

None of this is to say the film is bad - it just doesn't have the wit or intelligence of the first movie. If you like your standard Hollywood rom-coms, this will do.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

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