Been meaning to watch this movie. I had LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the first movie when it came out in 2002. It was so fun and cheesy and cute. I was scared to watch this because it has been so long and I do worry about sequels.
The story follows our beloved Portokalos family. It has been years since we last saw them. They are older and the kids are growing up. Toula is facing a new life change...her daughter is about to go away to college. But where? At the same time of her crisis, her parents are having their own crisis....the marriage certificate was never officially signed in Greece years ago...soooo by the law they are NOT married.
This was a chaotic mess, but fun. This family really makes me laugh, but I love them. Apart of me wishes I was part of their family, but then there are some similarities to my own big family and it reminds me that I can barely handle my own so I would not survive this one.
I do love that we got to learn more about some of the other members of the family. It was nice.
John Stamos makes an appearance in this for like 10 mins. He's so hawt, but his character was totally just written up for him last second. Pah-lease. I get you wanna add him, but I wish he had more influence over the story or a bigger part. Maybe a hot cousin? IDK. Something. I feel like he was just there for eye candy.
The acting was 50/50 in this. Half of the crew were fantastic and fun! The other half? Ugh. What happened? Did you forget how to act? I usually don't name names, but Toula seemed so....stiff. She had one octave in her voice. Even when she was angry...it didn't seem like she was angry. Was she like that in the first film? Mmm I'll have to dig that up and rewatch it someday. But yes. It was awkward sometimes with awkward acting.
The ending was CUUTTTTE and it made me happy. Like the first film, they are leaving some wiggle room to have another sequel. CUTE! I hope someday maybe. I do want more time with this family.
Overall, I did like this film. It was cheesy and cute and made me chuckle. If you liked the first one, you will like this. It was nice to see everyone and learn more about our side characters. Not as good as the first movie, but it did okay. I'll give this 3 stars.