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Not my demographic and the trailer really didn't sell this, but my curiosity got the better me. It's just like wanting see behind the white covering at a deadly or really violent car crash. I just found it so odd that they decided to make a TV-14 sequel to a TV-G children's film.
And my opinion on the film: Yeeeeeaaaaah... it's not good. The plot and dialogue are pretty basic and uninspired. Plus, there's plenty of awkwardness to go around.
I'm not sure if fans of the first film will necessarily like this. Admittedly, I only saw the tail end to the original, but I'm pretty sure the tone was kinda different. Whereas Eve, the doll who comes life, grows and adapts in the first one once she's reached the real world, this Eve, who to clarify isn't the same as the original, remains childish throughout and mostly serves as support to the new main character's struggle along with being part of a hasty shoehorned-in romantic subplot. In fact, I think the children's film may have handled itself more maturely than the mature film.
Tyra Banks' still got it after all these years years later as Eve. In fact, I also liked Francia Raisa as the main lead. In fact, the whole cast ain't bad, they just can't salvage the subpar dialogue they're given.
To the script's credit, it does try to push diverse and more realistic looking doll types. Also there a few clever moments, and by few I mean three, exactly three.
Now as I said, this type of film isn't my thing. It's the Hallmark Channel type of Christmas film. (Oh yeah, it's also a Christmas film for what it's worth). If you like those types of films, then you may as well go right ahead and give this a try.
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