As enjoyable as the first film was, it was hardly crying out for a sequel. However, Disney weren’t about to pass up on the chance to wring some more cash out of their tweenie audience, and promptly released this half-hearted follow-up.
Hathaway returns to the role of Mia, and this time she has boy problems. Will she opt for stuffy duke Callum Blue, or twinkly-eyed bad boy Chris Pine? Frankly, it’s hard to care. The breezy, lighthearted fun of the first film is replaced by a raft of sickly emoting, as Mia wrings her hands over just how unfair it all is. One for only the least discriminating of teenage girls.