‘Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous’ Movie Review (2005)

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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Movie ReviewSandra Bullock returns to the big screen after a year and a half absence with the follow up to the hugely popular Miss Congeniality, with Miss Congeniality 2 Armed and Fabulous.

We catch up with FBI agent Gracie Hatch (Bullock) as she is struggling with the new found fame she has gained from successfully disarming the threat against the Miss United States pageant.

Too recognizable to work undercover, Gracie is forced to become the new public relations face of the FBI, a role she jumps into headfirst.

Gracie quickly becomes more concerned with fashion and beauty rather than her previous life as an agent, but when her friend’s pageant winner Cheryl (Heather Burns) and emcee Stan (William Shatner) are kidnapped in Vegas, Gracie is forced back into action.

Knowing this film was most likely not going to be my cup of tea, I enlisted a good female friend of mine to accompany me in order to make certain my opinion was accurate. After all, I am probably one of the few people to see this film who admits to hating the TV show “Friends.” Unfortunately, we both came to the same opinion, this film is bad.

The plot of the first film worked very well as Bullock played an FBI tomboy, a role she seemed much more comfortable in, thrown in with the girliest of girls, pageant contestants.

For some reason in this film Bullock’s character does a complete 180 and seems much happier giving beauty tips rather than being an FBI agent. On top of that, the film has a shabbily thrown together plot, which relies almost completely on the charm of Sandra Bullock. Bullock, however, seems just as bothered and uninterested with the film, as the audience is.

The film does have a few laughs and the supporting cast provides some bright spots, just enough to say Miss Congeniality 2 is not as bad as Speed 2, but it is still pretty bad.

GRADE: D

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