Tuesday, September 21, 2010

DVD REVIEW: St Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold (2009)

This sequel closely follows on from 'St Trinian's'. Kelly, the former head girl has left, and Annabelle has taken over from her. A mysterious Lord Pomfrey has contacted one of the girls and offered her £20,000 for a ring hidden somewhere in the school. When Annabelle and the other girls find out, they want in on the deal. After raising the price in negotiation, the deal falls through and inevitably, chaos ensues!
Camilla Fritton, still the quirky owner of the school, tells the girls about the legend of Fritton's gold. Inspired and excited, they set off on a quest that leads them from gravedigging, to demonic possession, right to the famous Globe Theatre in London where all will be revealed.

This sequel is a bit more outlandish than it's predecessor, with winks to cult classics such as 'The Exorcist', 'Star Trek', 'Lord of The Rings' and 'This Is Spinal Tap'. It takes itself even less seriously, and is all the better for it. It still has the same aspects which made you want to join St Trinian's in the first place, but it's all been turned up a notch (to 11?).

The girls have more character, Camilla is funnier, and the head girl even more stylish and cool. Even Kelly is more badass. The movie seems surer of itself, relying less on cameos (although the former Doctor himself, David Tennant stars as the flamboyant Lord Pomfrey) and more on the established characters who make the films what they are - thoroughly enjoyable, cool and just really fun.

'St Trinian's 2' left me with a big smile on my face, so if you liked the first one, make sure you don't miss this superior sequel.

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