• RATINGS GUIDE


    An amazing film


    A very good film


    Worth the money to check out at least at a matinee


    Didn't impress me much either way


    Bad, Bad, movie


    It should go back into the shadows from whence it came!!!

THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS 2

I hate to say it, but Sisterhood 2 sucks, y’all. And you know how much I’ve been looking forward to it.

The first Sisterhood was seriously slept-on. It was this little gem of a film, that did almost everything right for the “real” girls, out there. From showing realistic life-challenges, to dealing with them in a smart, entertaining way, it was definitely one of my favorite chick-flicks from recent years. In an era when make-over movies *cough*housebunny*cough* pass for girl-power affirmation, that is rare indeed.

This second installment is a meandering mess of a movie. I was bored silly. The four young leads do what they can, but the material just doesn’t support them.

Everything that was great about the first film was put by the wayside in the sequel. Gone is the light humor and the refreshingly plausible resolutions to teen challenges.

In it’s place? We have a plodding series of story lines, the blandest male-leads I have seen in a good long while, unresolved plot lines, and clichéd, soap opera-like twists. We have “overheard gossip”, the mean girl, the love triangle, and of course, the shy-girl/cute boy storyline. None, I would mind if they were executed in a way that was at least, interesting.

The writing isn’t the only issue here. This movie is molasses slow.

Sanaa Hamri is a director I am really rooting for. She’s one of the few black female directors working in Hollywood, but she really has no clue how to do dramatic pauses (beats). They were just placed at the weirdest places in the film, stalling the already slow pace. Pants 2 could’ve easily been ninety minutes instead of the looong two hours it was, if only a few of the those awkward beats had been taken out.

And the guy pictured above? …Is a classic demonstration of the old adage ‘beauty is only skin-deep’ (Tom Wisdom, sorry man). He was bland, about as deep as puddle, and one-note. Therefore, he was eye-rollingly annoying, every time he opened his mouth, and not the least bit attractive to me.

On the good side, it was nice to see a non-asexual Asian man (Leonardo Nam) in an American film, FINALLY!! And he happened to be one of the more interesting guys in the movie.

So, I’m stuck between this and this . It was good to see the girls reunited again, but the Pants 2 let them down.

PARENTS: It’s directed at teen girls, so the issues are relevant to them, including a few that are sexual in nature. If you thought the first one was appropriate for your young people, this one should be fine too.

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