My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Reviewed
Sat. 3/4/17
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
2.75
Acting
3.5
3.5/5
Morality
2
2/5
Music
3.5
3.5/5
Story
2.5
2.5/5
Visuals
2.5
2.5/5
Kernel Factor
2.5
2.5/5
I'm not feeling the "Opa!"
Reviewed By: Steven Siwek
Viewing Environment:
DVD or Streaming >27in
Viewing Crew:
Family
Times Watched:
1
Genre:
Comedy
Payment Method:
Rental/Redbox
Review:

Look, we all know this movie is definitely NOT going to be as good as the first one. That's funny to say, because most times we're all at least sort of optimistic it could be as good, but in this case we know it's just not going to even be close (mostly because the first movie caught us all by surprise as one of the comedic greats). You have to be in the mood to watch this movie. If you're not, you will literally hate it. You also have to be willing to let go of your movie critiquing ability and just let it happen, otherwise you will hate it. Now, it's weird to say that I was in the mood to watch this and that I just let it happen to me, but I did. Even given the "ideal environment" in which I watched this, it still fell flat. The message in marriage is good, but some of the lewdness, stereotyping, and carelessness for which some scenes were performed was pretty brutal. Not sure if this one is worth a watch, but the first one, I mean - so good!

Acting
AMAZING how they got the whole cast back together. I do like looking at different nationalities from a learning perspective. The grandparents did a great job acting.
Morality
Not the best with some of the sexual references, but marriage is still mostly held in high regard.
Music
Pretty canned, but with a Greek-flare, which I love the Greek sound. Makes me feel like I'm on vacation.
Story
They had forever to work on this story, so I expected a little more, but it does have a good message.
Visuals
Certainly nothing special here - not sure if there is anything to note.
Kernel Factor
Honestly, for whatever reason, decent comedy movies are VERY hard to come by. So almost any attempt is at least bearable. This movie has moments of making you really laugh and think about your crazy family in loving ways :)

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