“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2″ is the second movie based on the hit series of books by Ann Brashares. And the pants may be fading. The first movie was adorable and fun; the second got a bit boring.
Likely the best part of this movie is the four main characters: Tibby (Amber Tamblyn), Lena (Alexis Bledel), Carmen (America Ferrera), and Bridget (Blake Lively).
The fact that the girls live such interesting lives and have completely separate sets of interests makes the movie fun to watch. They are an unlikely group of people who get along really well, but provide a realistic view on the way friendships are when you’re young.
The girls fight and then make up on a weekly basis. But they have a really strong friendship, not just as a whole but with each other as individuals, too.
In the first movie, Tibby, Lena, Carmen and Bridget are in high school and spend a lot of time together. In this one, all of the girls are in college separately, so the movie bounces around a lot making it a little hard to follow.
Additionally, the plot just isn’t as exciting. There’s a pregnancy scare, the finding of a long lost grandma, and a trip to Greece. But other than that, not much happens.
If you’re a huge fan of the books and the first movie, “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2″ is absolutely worth seeing.
If you’ve never seen or read the prequel, you will probably be better off getting your uplifting chick-flick fix from a different film.