Yes…and no. I can’t deny that I enjoyed watching The Princess Switch 2. But as someone who’s a total sucker for holiday rom-coms, my reaction didn’t surprise me in the slightest.
The good news is it kept my attention for the entire hour and 37 minutes, which isn’t always the case with sequels. I liked that you don’t necessarily need to watch The Princess Switch first, if you haven’t already. Not only does the follow-up stand on its own, but it also goes above and beyond to remind the viewer about what happened in the original movie.
However, The Princess Switch: Switched Again is so cheesy, it’s borderline Disney Channel. (Think The Lizzie McGuire Movie with a royal twist.) I was pretty skeptical about the story line, since the first film was already pushing the boundaries in terms of The Parent Trap likeness…and it totally lived up to my expectations.
I mean, it’s fun! That said, it had obviously fake wigs. It had bogus accents. And of course, it had a semi-predictable story line that answered the majority of my questions. Not to mention, it left just enough open ends to tease the possibility of a Princess Switch 3. Royal baby alert!
I must note that who you watch the movie with will greatly impact your viewing experience. It can be experienced alone or with a significant other, friends or family—but be sure your Netflix buddies are aware that the plot is so unrealistic, it’s best enjoyed with an optimistic mindset (and a large glass of wine).
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