896. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

Title: A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding
Director: John Schultz
Year: 2018
Run time: 1hr 32m

“A year after helping Richard secure the crown, Amber returns to Aldovia to plan their wedding. But her simple tastes clash with royal protocol.”

Live blog

1:22 – Racking up the air-miles.
3:20 – Thats a different dad, surely.
6:02 – “The princess shall not be addressed as kiddo.”
10:49 – Modern version of Frank, the wedding planner.
15:59 – Seven provinces seems like a lot for a small country. I really do want to see a map of this place.
23:45 – “Can’t I have a single conversation without it being observed and reported?”
27:24 – The dress is awful!
35:00 – “You make a brilliant ogre, Tom.” Compliment of the century.
36:44 – Cryptocurrency! Wasn’t expecting that.
41:47 – I still haven’t forgiven her for lying to him, but she’s the one bringing up the taxi stealing from the first moments of the first film?
43:23 – Yay, tobogganing.
48:22 – I’m having affinity with the chef.
57:58 – Never let her near a bow and arrow again!
1:03:35 – She makes the worst notes! “Fishy”!???
1:09:20 – Since when is this kid a world class hacker? Amazing.
1:11:20 – “You have a disturbing knowledge of under-handed activities.”
1:20:38 – Getting married on Christmas Day just seems selfish to the people who might actually want to celebrate Christmas.
1:22:24 – Glitter Converse!

Conclusions

Well, yea, this one wasn’t as good as the first one. We watched them back-to-back on Christmas Day, and that probably didn’t help because we liked the first one so much (rubbish but great!) that the second one just didn’t live up to its predecessor.

The story wasn’t as strong, and the characters were all acting completely different. Richard didn’t seem to care about her at all, the dad was not only a different actor but a completely revised character and a bit of an ass in places, and the scary woman lacked any kind of sympathy at all.

It was entertaining enough, I guess, but it just didn’t add anything useful to the over-arching Aldovia story.

Rating: 1/5.