My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Review

Some moviegoers are stoked to hear news that there is going to be a sequel to a favorite classic movie. The excitement that their favorite story is going to continue is a reaction they might have. On the other hand, others might not be so happy to hear the news of a sequel. They might feel disappointed in Hollywood’s decision to ruin the legacy of a perfectly good movie with a pointless sequel. But, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 was a surprisingly good sequel that left the audience feeling warm-hearted afterwards. Some sequels own up to their bad reputation, and in other cases, the audience leaves the theater feeling better about the sequel than they had expected.

To my surprise, there wasn’t a huge turnout in the theater of the Thursday premiere of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. The big premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was also showing on the same day.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 was about Toula’s life with her big, Greek family of course, her married life with her husband Ian, and her relationship with her 17-year-old daughter Paris. The movie follows Paris throughout her senior year of high school as she faces prom and picking a college to attend after graduation. But, what’s a sequel to a movie based on weddings without a wedding? Who could possibly be getting married? After a misfortune of an important document, Toula’s mother and father find out that they actually aren’t married by law. They decide to follow tradition and get married, and do it the right way of course.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 managed to have mostly the same cast as the first movie, even after 14 years of production. It also managed to share a few classic references from the first film as well. But, there were a couple of scenes that did not completely flow with the entirety of the plot. To outweigh those downs of the movie, there were a few surprises throughout the film that no one would have seen coming. Overall, the audience at the theater left feeling happy after the fun and good-hearted sequel.