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Mean Girls

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Sophie Wojtak

Patchy songs, loss of iconic scenes, and pink.
The brand new Mean Girls Musical just came into theaters and crowds are shocked with this questionable homage of the original ‘04 film and musical combination.
Teen Cady Heron moves to the US from Africa and has to navigate the cliques formed in public high schools.
The plastics invite her to sit with them at lunch and all of the drama, gossip, and the tolls of high school friends roll out on Cady.
The film premiered in theaters on January 12 the US and since then it has gained a whopping 2.2 star review on google reviews.
This take of Mean Girls shows the more inside thoughts of many iconic characters, like Janis Sarkisian and Gretchen Wieners, that many watchers haven’t seen before and didn’t quite enjoy.
It was like you were watching a parody of both formats, instead of a remake because of how off it was from the original and musical.
Unlike the hit ‘04 film, the movie musical is a disaster by how much has changed, from iconic scenes missing, like the bus crash scene that was covered by a musical number, and awfully placed songs as so.
Finding this flop film to be a wrenching trainwreck wasn’t hard, the musical scenes are almost dreaded because of their excessiveness and how drug out they felt.
Crashing and slowly burning, the movie doesn’t feel as convincing as expected, feeling as if the characters were just speed reading a script and not genuinely trying to convince audiences it was their actual thoughts.
Directors Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr. butchered this iconic film and it is creating confusion in audiences.
The movie is not bad– just the moments you had to sit back and cringe was too many times for audiences.
However, there were some great performances inside the train wreck: Reneé Rapp, playing Regina George, was one of the most enjoyable parts of the movie as she is an up and coming pop star off of Broadway.
She kept the film likable, yet the craft of keeping a movie enjoyable was just not quite accessed by the crew, even with the upcoming stars in the cast.
As of current, the new Mean Girls movie is only in theaters and will be streaming on Paramount+ in coming months.

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