The new Mean Girls hit cinemas yesterday with a musical, modern twist.
It’s release comes 20 years after the teen classic in 2004 staring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams. It follows the original storyline of navigating hierarchy pressures in high school and balancing social status with relationships. The genius soundtrack composed by Jeff Richmond sparks outstanding vocals and creative choreography throughout the film, with new student Cady Heron being played by Angourie Rice and ‘Queen Bee’ Regina George by Renee Rapp.
The new musical comedy has a modern, digital take, featuring TikTok style videos and running themes of the instant spread of information on social media, where iconic scenes have been adapted be be more relatable to teens of 2024.
Buzz News reporters Charlotte Coles, Jessie Price and Ellie Hawkins went to the Odeon cinema in Bournemouth to see the film last night. Jessie states “I have never seen the cinema that busy”. They saw a group of 4 audience members leave after the opening scene and first song, however, the reason for this is unconfirmed. After watching the film, Charlotte Coles said she “overall, really enjoyed it, would definitely see it again.” Ellie Hawkins enjoyed the film stating “amazing dancing and singing, but very cringy in parts.”
The $36 Million film has received a lot of opinions on social media. One critic on Rotten Tomatoes, John Rocha, saying “A disappointing musical remake that traces the steps, character beats, attitudes and outfits of the original movie with none of its bite, charm and honest commentary. It leaves one feeling like they just watched a glorified cosplay of the 2004 classic”.
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By Ellie Hawkins