(This review may contain spoilers).
I watched the first movie at the cinema and when I saw this movie advertised, I decided it would be good to watch the second one.
While there were quite a lot of similarities with the first movie, I did feel that Shelby’s motivations for creating her own sorority house were at least valid ones… but I did feel that a lot of the secondary characters weren’t explored as well as they might have been.
It was good to see Teddy after the events of the movie and how, although he hadn’t really grown up by then, he was affected by the consequences of the previous film… even though he was insistent on blaming everyone else for his problems.
I also especially liked seeing Pete again and I enjoyed seeing his relationship with his boyfriend-turned-fiance. I also enjoyed seeing Lisa Kudrow have a brief cameo appearance again.
The very first scene in this movie was particularly cringeworthy and kind of disgusting, even though I did like seeing Kelly and Mac together. Their parenting did, at times, leave a bit to be desired… but it was obvious they loved each other and Stella. (Even if they probably shouldn’t have let their daughter play with what she’d picked up…)
I did like seeing the fact that Kappa Nu was a sorority more focused on individuality and it was a bit sad to see the girls compromise on who they were, despite the hostility. I also found it amusing to see Shelby’s complete confusion about corded phones… something that teenagers nowadays probably would find difficult to imagine.
There were some nice scenes of friendship involving Teddy and it was good to see Mac and Kelly willing to open their home to him. While I did think he was very immature, I also thought it was kind of sad that he felt pushed out by the people he was trying to be friends with.
I cringed as much as I laughed in this movie and I found it entertaining and quite simple to watch. I don’t think I’d watch it again… but especially if you enjoyed the first movie, I would suggest watching this.