Elle Woods goes to Washington to try to pass a bill on Animal Rights.
Legally Blonde 2 Red, White, & Blonde
Directors: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
Producers: David Nicksay
Writers: Amanda Brown
Features: Deleted Scenes, Featurettes, Commentaries, Gag Reel, Trailers, Interactive quiz
Elle Woods - Resse Witherspoon
Victoria Rudd - Sally Field
Grace Rossiter - Regina King
Emmett Richmond - Luke Wilson
I actually enjoyed the original "Legally Blonde", it seemed to rise above most films similar to this genre. It also seemed fresh as well as witty and had a suprisingly good plot. It also made Reese Witherspoon one of Hollywood's top stars. It grossed right right around 100 million and a sequel seemed like a sure thing. I always hate when studios bring out a sequel only because the orignal did well. I feel there is more concern over how much money it will make and not even thought on how good the actual film is. Unfortunetly, that is the case with "Blonde 2". This film is such a step down from the original, it almost makes one want to change their mind over the first one.
This time the plot involved Elle trying to convince a Washington Government that animal testing is wrong. Of course we all know how this one is going to end and that being said, we must suspend our disbelief. The entire cast from the first film returns here, including Luke Wilson as Elle's Groom to be. Aside from Elle, however none of the supporting players have much to do here, nor much purpose. They seem to just be filler.
There is a cute, but unneccessary subplot involving Elle's dog being lovers with another Rottweiler. While cute, I still think it is only filler. I just can't look past the film's flaws to give it a recomendation. It's obvious the cast had a fun time making it, but we don't have much fun watching it. The original was just so fresh and appropriate at the time, but this film is just not sequel material. Fans of the first film may want to check it out, but don't say i didn't warn you.
NOTE* The dvd copy i recieved was a "Screening" copy. That being said, I can not comment on the exact Audio/Video quality to expect from the actual release, but i can say that other than a Time Code at the top right of the screen, this is a pretty good transfer. The Time Code did bug after a while, but nothing too distracting. The audio here is in basic Dolby 2.0, but will be 5.1 on the actual dvd. It was good overall, but a bit muffled.
This disk did not have any extras, but the packaging mentions the upcoming dvd to have some deleted scenes, commentaries, featurettes and some trailers. It seems to be a nice looking dvd, but i can't comment on the quality of those features.