Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mean Girls 2: the worst idea since Palin's Alaska...

I'm not going to deny it, 'Mean Girls' is in my top 5 favorite movies. I've watched it over 10 times and I'll probably watch it some more.

So when I was channel surfing and ended up on 'Mean Girls 2,' it was like an hour a half train wreck that I couldn't stand to watch nor turn away. How they took Tina Fey's masterpiece and turned it into a wretched pile of filth is beyond me. The only returning cast member is Tim Meadows and his performance was amateurish compared to the first. Don't know how his agent suckered him into it, all of 'The Ladies Man' money is gone, 'The Ladies Man'!?!?

Thankfully, I've come across two foreign films that I've enjoyed much: 'Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec' and 'Beneath Hill 60.'

'Les Aventures Extraordinaires' could be described as a fantasy, mystery; its based on a series of graphic novels. It doesn't hurt that its French, I'm pretty sure an American adaptation would have ruined it.

'Beneath Hill 60' is based on the true story of an Australian mining outfit during WWI. Its a very unique and intriguing look at trench warfare. It isn't gruesome and action-packed like 'Saving Private Ryan' but it is just as good.

With French and Australian accents, you can't go wrong.


  1. Haha, when I was flipping channels I did the same thing, "Hmm, nothing else is, Mean Girls 2? When did this come out? I love the first one so I guess I'll watch..." I can only imagine that the makers of the film had to have some pretty bad blackmail material on Tim Meadows to make him sign on for that crap.

    I saw a really creepy horror movie last week called "The Devil's Backbone." It was Spanish and while I'd heard of it I'd never seen it, but I thought it was good. I like foreign films, but can't watch them when I'm tired because they get too lazy to read the subtitles and just pretend I understand what's going on.


    I'm a big wuss when it comes to horror flicks. Subtitled foreign films are the most reading I do outside of the interwebz...

  3. Fortunately I had the chance to read that before NOT watching the movie: http://gofugyourself.com/fug-the-fromage-mean-girls-2-aka-tina-fey-weeps-01-2011

  4. Hey ANON,

    While I only went elbows deep into this crap, that post went diving in. Same conclusion though, the movie never should have been released and now it's out there like swine flu. It's best to avoid contact with anyone who has watched the movie until they've been sterilized.