Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Princess Diaries 2 -- 2004

The Princess Diaries 2

Rated G
My Rating: 5 Stars

Julie Andrews
Anne Hathaway
Heather Matarazzo
Callum Blue
John Rhys-Davies
Hector Elizondo
Chris Pine

Princess Mia (Anne Hathaway) has graduated from college and is on her way back to Genovia to prepare for her coronation. Under her Grandmother's (Julie Andrews) supervision, she begins to take her place in Genovia's society as their future ruler.

But complications arise when Viscount Mabrey (John Rhys-Davies) announces that he doesn't believe Princess Mia would make a good ruler of Genovia... and his nephew would be the right choice. Of course, he had not the power to dethrone Mia but he had found an old law of Genovia that stated a Queen must be married in order to be crowned.

Of course, Mia is horrified at the thought of an arranged marriage but the words her dead father came to her again: “Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment of something else more important than fear.” With this in mind, she agrees to the terms and becomes engaged to Andrew Jacoby (Callum Blue).

With all philosophers, Queen Clarisse wishes to keep her enemies close by, so she invites the other candidate for the throne to stay in the palace. Lord Nicholas Devereaux (Chris Pine) has already decided that his uncle is quite right that Princess Mia should not take the throne. But as he starts to get to know her better, something happens that no one expected... least of all power hungry Viscount Marbrey!

“Now all I have to do is tell Mummy.”
“I have to tell everyone else.”
::together:: “Good luck!”

What I Liked:
1: There were a few twists to the story that were interesting...
2: The acting was marvelous.
3: Julie Andrews actually sung a song on this movie. I was so thrilled because she can't sing much anymore.
4: The relationship between Clarisse and Mia.
5: The courtship of Mia and Nicholas was great.
6: A lot of the aspects of royalty are shone. Not all good; not all bad.
7: It was clean.
8: There was some good kissing. Lol. :-)
9: The humor. It was pretty laughable.
10: Andrew believed the best of Mia.
11: 99% of the score was wonderful.
12: How Queen Clarisse finds love... at last!

What I Didn't Like:
1: Andrew made a better Prince Charming than Nicholas. ;-)
2: There were a few untied strings at the end (nothing much).

Things To Know:
1: Mia wears some strapless gowns.
2: If you don't like dancing, watch out.

I liked this film better than the first one. :-)


rebekah said...

Seen both 1 and 2 and didn't really care for them. Some things I liked and they made me laugh. :)

The Ponderer said...

Same here.