Friday, September 22

Movie Review 2-in-1: The Princess Diaries 1 & 2

The Princess Diaries
Series: Princess Diaries #1
Length: 1h 55 m
Released: 2001
Genre:  Comedy, Family, Romance
Rating: G
Where I Got It: Hulu

Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year.

Been feeling nostalgic lately! I saw this and the sequel on Hulu and hopped on this. 

Mia was just told she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia while trying to survive the rest of her High school life as a 16-year-old. 

This is always a lot of fun. I remember watching this over and over and over again when I was a wee thing. 

Mia is fun...her granny is fun. The staff are fun. Her mama is fun. Love the cat. 

I still don't really like Lilly in this one. She def has an attitude problem. 

Def a teen movie so be prepared for some cringe. ;)

4 stars

The Princess Diaries 2 Royal Engagement
Series: Princess Diaries #2
Length: 1h 53 m
Released: 2004
Genre:  Comedy, Family, Romance
Rating: G
Where I Got It: Hulu

Now settled in Genovia, Princess Mia faces a new revelation: she is being primed for an arranged marriage to an English suitor.

Movie 2! 

Mia has graduated from college and she is ready to take the throne. However, with the old laws she has to be married in order to take the throne. She will be forced into an arranged marriage. 

I liked this one a lot too, but not as much as the first movie. I feel like the solution was way, WAY too easy. And I also felt the ending left too much to the imagination. We def need a 3rd movie.

This was still fun even with the easy ending. I hope we get a 3rd movie one day, but it has been nearly 20 years........

Anyway, it was fun revisiting these two movies. Felt young again. Adorbs. 

This one gets 3 stars. 


Blodeuedd said...

These were so fun 😊

Northwoman said...

Pretty sure we have these on DVD and have watched them multiple times over the years. I love Julie Andrews.


Carole Rae said...

B, I still need a third one though.

ABOMH, such a fun timeeee

Jen Twimom said...

I LOVE this first movie so much. The second was meh. I didn't like her character nearly as much and the storyline was not the best. I never read the books, I wonder what really does happen...

Carole Rae said...

Yaa the 2nd wasn't as good.