A tired and unnecessary sequel that’s as bland and clueless as the airhead beauty queens it tries to lampoon.
Last summer saw something unusual at your local multiplex – sequels that were actually very good. Spiderman 2 and The Bourne Supremacy managed to please audiences and studio chiefs by improving on the original films and still make a lot of cash. But if you thought this was the beginning of a new dawn then think again. Last week I had the misfortune to catch three sequels in two days and all of them were considerably worse than the original films. The other two will remain nameless (for now) but Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous was one of them. Given that the 2000 original was only just passable, I didn’t have much hope for this one. My pessimism was justified.