April 8th, 2005


Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

Okay. Before we go any further, let me just admit that I'd already written this review before I even saw a trailer for Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, and it wasn't nice. I was all prepared with comparisons to Speed 2 and how maybe Sandra Bullock should just stick to making first movies. But then, the oddest, most unexpected thing happened.

I liked the damn thing.

It's not a perfect movie by any stretch, and if you didn't like the first one you won't like this one either. But Bullock is good at playing Gracie Hart. She fobs off snarky one-liners as quickly as any Television Without Pity recapper. She's fun to watch. And it's fun to watch her play off Regina King.

It's just...I don't know...missing something. But it's cute. And funny. And it continues the story of the five-year-old original. And Sandra does that little, "I think you like me" sing-songy thing, which I love.

And if you do see it, keep an eye out for Agent Hills. Just saying.
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