The Princess Switch: Switched Again is a fun, corny holiday sequel
The Princess Switch: Switched Again, the sequel to the very popular The Princess Switch, hit Netflix on Friday, Nov 19. Most of the stars of the first Netflix movie returned including Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar, Suanne Braun, and Mark Fleischmann.
The sequel starts two years after the first film and finds Stacy worried about Lady Margaret’s break-up with Kevin and her recent ascension to the throne of Montenero. So, she sets off to Montenaro with her husband, Edward, Olivia, Kevin’s daughter, and Kevin, himself.
Margaret is about to be coronated as queen and they are all there for the celebration. If Stacy and Olivia also want Margaret and Kevin to get back together, well…fingers crossed.
Get ready, spoilers ahead!
Once they all arrive, they cheer up the castle with a ton of holiday decorations and Margaret and Kevin soon remember how great they were together. But things aren’t that simple. While they get a few moments together, royal business gets in the way of them actually talking. That’s when Stacy comes up with a plan. They are going to switch again!
Stacy will go to the Christmas concert as Margaret and Margaret will dress up as Stacy so she can go out with Kevin. This time, Kevin is in on the secret. And everything is wonderful and goes as planned.
Except…Stacy (dressed as Margaret) is kidnapped! By who? Margaret’s cousin, Fiona, and her two secretaries, Mindy and Reggie. Fiona happens to bear a striking resemblance to Stacy (yes, Vanessa Hudgens plays three roles in this one) and Margaret, and since she is low on funds, she figures she can steal some jewelry while in the palace, play royalty for a little bit, and then run to a country with no extradition.
Unfortunately, Fiona didn’t count on stealing the wrong woman. Stacy, a true Chicago girl, is not going down without a fight. Yes, she is kidnapped, but she uses her instincts to escape in a move that would make Kevin McCallister (from Home Alone) proud.
Just as Fiona is about to be named the Queen of Montenaro, Stacy, Margaret, Olivia, Edward, Frank, and Mrs. Donatelli come barging in to reveal her schemes.
While the third switch, at first, felt overdone and irritating, the movie actually pulled it off quite well in the end. It wasn’t drawn out. Fiona was really only playing Margaret for maybe 20 minutes of the movie. It worked well.
The only critique I have is how Fiona deals with Kevin. It felt cruel and like a plot device that wasn’t needed. Margaret had just told him how she felt about him and to have it taken back by Fiona didn’t work. It felt cheap. Yes, it gave us an airport wedding which was lovely, but the writers could have got there another way.
Other than that, The Princess Switch: Switched Again was fun, as corny as you might expect, romantic, and just the thing we all need to relax for an hour and a half. If you loved the first movie, you’ll most likely love this one!
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