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Arts-and-Entertainment Copyright © 2009 Ed Bagley Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous – 2 Stars (Average) Ah, sequels. I am trying to think of one that was better than the original and cannot, and when the original was only average, then you get the idea of where I would rate "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous". Against my better judgment, I am giving Miss Congeniality 2 an average rating as well, but only because of the budding superstar Sandra Bullock. Bullock has made some money, has been nominated for a couple of Golden Globes, but she has not sniffed an Oscar nomination or an Oscar win as Best Actress. So why is she showcased in Miss Congeniality 2? Even Bullock has said the fact that "the original made over $300 million (domestic and worldwide .bined) probably had a little something to do with it." Unfortunately, this sequel once again had the same three writers—Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford and Caryn Lucas—and the same result—weak, sappy lines, none of which worked well. The director, John Pasquin, is different but the result is the same—pure entertainment that is too lame without a .pelling message. The plot? Get real. Miss America (Heather Burns as Miss America Cheryl Frasier) and pageant hack (William Shatner as Stan Fields) get kidnapped following the pageant, so special agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock), now the spokesperson for the FBI, .es to the rescue. To show you how lame this sequel is, Sandra Bullock wins the Teen Choice Award for .edy Actress. Let’s get something straight—Sandra Bullock is a much better actress who needs a better venue than Miss Congeniality 2 to get it done. What done? I thought you would never ask. Either be nominated for or win an Academy Award as Best Actress. What Sandra Bullock has done in her movie career to get her where she is will not be enough to get her where she wants to go. To move on and up, she needs to be paired with better actors, a better script and a better director. She needs to thank everyone that has helped her so far, and then partner with new and better talent. If she is not careful, she will find herself on a treadmill like Will Farrell or Adam Sandler. Yes, Farrell and Sandler are making money; no, they are not getting Oscar nominations, nor will they. Miss Congeniality 2 was released in 2005. Perhaps the 2009 release of "The Proposal" will get far better attention. Ryan Reynolds stock is rising as a leading man, Pete Chiarelli is a step up as a writer, and Anne Fletcher, a choreographer turned director, shows promise. I will not sit through Miss Congeniality 2 again, but will wait in the hope that Sandra Bullock will take off on flights with better roles, better scripts and better movies to show us where she will eventually land. About the Author: Read more of my movie reviews on films with a lot of substance, depth and feeling, including: "A Christmas Story" – "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" – "Secondhand Lions" – "The Chorus (Les Choristes in French)" – "Waking Ned Devine" – "Chariots of Fire" – "Steel Magnolias" – "Chocolat" and "Radio" These are all excellent films. Find my articles at: Article Published On: 相关的主题文章: