Legally Blondes Savage Steve Holland

Somewhere within Legally Blondes is a message about white privilege and social rebellion, but mostly there are moronic tweens flipping their hair and babbling endlessly about the importance of accessorizing, when not defining their egos by the equally vapid twits around them. If it weren't for the fact that the denouement didn't involve everyone learning to "just get along" by adopting the same disturbing values, this dreadful straight-to-DVD sequel could easily be mistaken for a Disney entry. As Reese Witherspoon has moved on to higher calibre projects, this sequel develops a story around Elle Wood's 12-year-old British cousins Isabelle and Annabelle Woods (Rebecca and Camilla Rosso) after they move to Los Angeles and gain scholarship admittance to an exclusive prep school. Inevitably, the reigning queens of the school (Brittany Curran and Chloe Bridges) get territorial and frame the girls for cheating on a test in an effort to get them expelled. To tie this sequel in with the originals, this entire cheating debacle goes to trial, in school debate form, where the twins show the same aptitude for arbitrary argument as their cousin. The entire thing has that generic, overly lit aesthetic common in low budget television-style entries, along with a haphazard vision that makes no sense on a narrative level. None of this is surprising, however, given the pedigree of the director, whose credits include episodes of V.I.P. and Lizzie McGuire. The core audience for a film of this nature probably won't care about any of this, as they'll surely be amused by the many shades of pink on display and the multiple Chihuahuas sitting in handbags like living fashion accessories. Included with the DVD are a handful of mini-featurettes about casting, distinguishing twins and social networking, along with some interviews with the writers and director. They convey little other than the overall flakiness that went into this sub-par production. (Fox)