14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
It was mean of them to make this movie,
This review is from: Mean Girls 2 (DVD)
After Mean Girls was such a hit a few years before, audiences would expect that a sequel should live up to what it's predacessor promised. However, this was not the case with this movie. A semi innocent outsider comes into a new high school wanting to have a year free of drama before she finishes her last year before heading off to Carnegie Mellon. She's a tough girl, so she seems, not caring what others think and has her quirky interests (shop class) where she doesn't have to contend with other women/girls for attentions. And then she meets a loveable gal named Abby who is clumbsy and awkward, and oddly enough, from a wealthy family. Her father eventually pays Jo (our hero) to be Abby's friend. Then the Mean Girls clique, headed by the slightly dimwitted Mandy, is out to get her. Jo and her friends then form their own clique, calling themselves the Anti-Plastics, in an effort to usurp the Plastics powers and control.
The story itself had some potential, but it was ruined by fair acting and not being very strong a plot to begin with. The message in this movie (as well as it's predacessor) is that power corrupts. I only got it because it came in a two pack purchase with Mean Girls 1. Otherwise how else would people see this?