I have no idea where Netflix comes up with the ideas for these movies because they truly astound me every time. It’s not that they are supposed to be amazing. In fact, they are usually pretty awful. But that’s part of their charm and the sequel to 2018’s The Princess Switch was one I had been looking forward to for a long time. Whatever they were about to throw at me this time – three Vanessa Hudgens – I was ready!
When Duchess Margaret (Vanessa Hudgens) unexpectedly comes into inheritance of the throne of Montenaro, a rift is caused between her and Kevin (Nick Sagar). Believing they are better off apart, the two decide to go their separate ways. However, seeing that the two are clearly still in love with each other, Margaret’s look alike Stacey (also Vanessa Hudgens) steps in to help. With the assistance of her husband Edward (Sam Palladio) and Kevin’s daughter Olivia (Mia Lloyd), their plan seems to be foolproof. Or is it?
Enter Magaret’s cousin Fiona (again Vanessa Hudgens). A raucous party girl who never quite fit in with the royal family, she wants what Margaret is about to get – the crown. And she’ll do whatever she can to get it even if it means ruffling a few feathers along the way.
This was…a lot. I thought having two Vanessa Hudgens was enough, but adding another one into the mix proved to be confusing. I guess I have to give her props for playing three different roles and all off of herself no less. While the addition of Fiona was an interesting one, her accent was pretty questionable and at times had me rolling my eyes. Same with Margaret. They weren’t believable at all.
The rest was just mediocre. I enjoyed the storyline enough, but it wasn’t anything special. If anything, it was pretty predictable. I found myself a bit bored at times and I’m not sure if that was because of the not so great acting or the plot overall.
Still, The Princess Switch: Switched Again is mindless fun for everyone to enjoy. It was a proper sequel that lived up to my expectations and that’s really all I wanted at the end of the day. Despite how bad it was, I love it all the same.