My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 runs low on the comic fuel, but does fine with those Greeky united vibes.
Fans of the first one, finally comes the second installment, a pleasant welcome indeed to see what’s going on with the Greekest family ever. Nia Vardalos or as you might know her better as Toula, writes another tale to complement the comedy that was lost in time. But is it that entertaining as it headed out to be? Sadly the answer is no.
PLOT OF MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2
Unfortunately in here we have a very vapid plot that fail to keep things together. To watch the family go weird again was hilarious, no doubt about that. But unfortunately the comedy wasn’t up to the mark. Sub-plots that were trying to lift up the continuity aren’t strong either, and it falls drop dead without substance. What however bides by even at desperate times is the togetherness of this family. An endearing fact you cannot simply overlook!
Aunt Voula (Andrea Martin) is just as delightful as she was 14 years ago with her unpredictable irrelevant talks iced with her unique style. Gus as the arch driver of Greekism still doesn’t stop at nothing to prove his point. It was good to see him have a go at comedy again. What came in as surprise was Bess Meisler. She walked in to reprise her role as Yiayia. The only sad part – She has forgotten all about the Turks and is comparatively less baleful.
LOW ON ROMANCE
Sadly the movie fails to scour romance the way the previous one had. Bringing the daughter into picture was plausible, but trying to depict her life with laconic judgments wasn’t really what we were looking for. Her ephemeral tale didn’t exactly bring butterflies.
THE BRIGHT SIDE OF MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2
If you really take a good look at My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, even though the movie fails to recreate the past magic, it is hard not to clap for Nia’s resolve as she brings along every single character to continue the story even after a decade, a feat which some fail to achieve even with their real family. Pulling something like that off is definitely worth commendable.
It is a one-time watch when you want something really light on your platter. A good pastime! Also if you wish to remember the forgotten!
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
- Good to see the whole gang back
- Greekism still pervades
- Their togetherness is worth an ovation
- Weighs low on the plot front
- Sub-plots fail to revive it
- Humour isn't really that catchy
- Fails to meet the standards of the first