The time is finally here to talk about the highly anticipated My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – A film filled with humor, love and enough Greeks to last us a lifetime.
Throughout my many years as a movie addict, I have managed to avoid watching one of the highest-grossing romantic comedies of the 21st century, that being My Big Fat Greek Wedding (the original, that is), but finally decided to set things right in the world and watch it in time for the upcoming premiere of the second movie wonder. Because lets be honest, you cannot have a blog about films and not having watched this particular movie pearl.
Anyways, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 continues where the first film left off, giv or take a few decades, and with it brings the beloved Greek family back together for an even bigger and Greeker experience. New romance is in the air, as Toula and Ian’s teenage daughter is looking for love, while Toula herself has turned into the poster mom of a Greek parent and her own parents are forced to renew their wedding vows.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is just that; bigger, fatter, and Greeker than it’s predecessor. It turns the level up a notch, not skimping on the Greek stereotypes one bit. It, as well as the first movie, brings warm, humor and love into play in this very lovable comedy. With this film, the director has brought the family into the modern century with Internet and Facebook (which incidentally the Greek invented, if you missed that. I sure did), while bringing all the original cast members back together. And with that big a family, that is surely an accomplishment in itself.
However, I do have to say that as sweet as the first film was, the second film does not manage to deliver anything more than the original; a light comical performance without any central purpose to it. And what is more unfortunate is that this second film does not even have the same advantage of the first film; to showcase the characters nor the scenario as something new and fresh for the big screens.
This film is for you, who do not have the time nor the mental capacity to sit through or involve yourself with any heavy problems or serious topics. It is a light form of entertainment, much like the first film, and my personal advice is; watch it, if, and only if, you loved the first one. Or, ells, this film will be a great waste of your time.