Watch: The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement 2004 123movies, Full Movie Online – Princess Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) has just turned twenty-one and is supposed to succeed her grandmother as the Queen of Genovia. But Viscount Mabrey (John Rhys-Davies), who wishes that his nephew who is also in line to the throne to be the new ruler, reminds everyone of a law that states that an unmarried woman can’t be made Queen, and with the backing of Parliament, he opposes Mia’s coronation. Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Dame Julie Andrews) asks that Mia be allowed time to find a husband, and she is given thirty days, but Mabrey tries to do what he can to stop that: his nephew, Nicholas Devereaux (Chris Pine) has met Mia and they are both attracted to each other, but Mia, upon learning who he is, dislikes and doesn’t trust him, but Queen Clarisse has invited him to stay with them for the thirty day period to keep an eye on him..
Plot: Mia Thermopolis is now a college graduate and on her way to Genovia to take up her duties as princess. Her best friend Lilly also joins her for the summer. Mia continues her ‘princess lessons’- riding horses side-saddle, archery, and other royal. But her complicated life is turned upside down once again when she not only learns that she is to take the crown as queen earlier than expected…
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Just as slow as the original, but I’d argue it’s a better film overall.
There isn’t much between the two films, I admit. However, I found ‘The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement’ more enjoyable than ‘The Princess Diaries’. The plot is probably just as interesting, but there’s less cringe in this one and the villains are a big improvement.
Anne Hathaway (Mia) is very good once more, while Julie Andrews (Clarisse) does solid things again. John Rhys-Davies (Mabrey) and Chris Pine (Nicholas) are top additions, great casting on the latter by the way given it’s Pine’s feature film debut.
I also said in my review of the 2001 film that I don’t like fictional places in live-action, non-fantasy productions. That’s still the case here, but I didn’t actually mind it all that much to be honest. “Genovia” is way more believable here, thanks to us actually getting to see it for real – as opposed to it just being referenced.
As noted, there are still a few cringey moments and it does run too long. There are some sweets parts, though. It’s also kinda weird that, technically, Mia and Nicholas are related; a number of generations back sure, but still…
A sequel that (minorly) improves on its predecessor, that’s always a positive in my book.
Good watch, could watch again, but can’t recommend unless you just really liked the first one.
Of all the boring premises, a legal requirement is a really boring choice. Forcing a marriage is not only not relatable for America (Mia’s country of origin), but also not exciting to watch Anne Hatheway reject guys and have to settle. And all the while they ignore the obvious solution.
There is a lot of fun with the idea of a American princess just having fun with a lot of resources, and touching bits with her using her power for good.
Sadly, again, the movie doesn’t feel like it does anything special, despite all the “pizazz” they layer on.
Again, it’s good, but it is weaker than the original, and unless you have the background of that movie, you’re not missing anything by skipping this one.
Not bad for a sequel, but could have been better!
The sequel to a quite charming predecessor, isn’t too bad, but like the predecessor it does have a number of failings that let the film down considerably. I will say that there are some lovely locations, a nice soundtrack and very spirited performances from Anne Hathaway as Mia and Julie Andrews as Clarisse. Another big treat was hearing Andrews sing at the pyjama party. Even seven years of not being able to sing at all, her voice is not too bad, even if it lacks the angelic quality that made her so memorable in Mary Poppins and Sound of Music. However, had he had some better material to work with, John Rhys Davies could have been really entertaining. Because that wasn’t to be, he was merely good, as we didn’t learn very much from his character. Other failings include a rather contrived plot- then again the predecessor wasn’t entirely successful at that either-, an underdeveloped romance and some uneven scripting. Overall, not bad at all, but could have been better. 6/10 Bethany Cox.
This movie made no sense
The evil guy (played by Gimli from LOTR) wants his nephew (Chris Pine) to be king… Well why did they say they want to take the crown and simply seduce her from the start. She would have said yes. He would be king. Everyone got what they wanted. The End. smh
Or the other thing they could have done is just abolished the marriage rule at the start. Why the guy in parliament changed is mind randomly, made no sense.
The one complaint Chris Pine had was that she never got to know the people. And he still has a point. After high school she went to college. And when she was back in Genovia she stayed in her palace all day or attended high class parties. The orphan kids at the parade was not enough and chicken scene she herself never really talked to the people. She never got out and really tried to understand her country. Why do you think the British Royals go out and visit people where they work, visit hospitals, etc etc.
The other thing was her clumsiness and everything just seemed so forced. In the 1st movie it felt so natural. The VHS version even had her fall on some bleacher stands because it was unscripted and Anne Hathaway fell. Charm can’t be forced down ones throat.
The saving grace of this movie is Chris Pine which is odd for me because I don’t usually like his type of character. The stereotypical bad boy, who is very smooth but has a heart of gold. But he plays the role well.
This movie is such a waste, I really loved the 1st movie. And what bothers me is that the movie seems to disrespect its audience (bringing up characters from the first movie like the friend who gets nothing to do, the mom, the hair dresser) just to play up on our nostalgia.
Also most random Stan Lee Cameo ever.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Genre Comedy, Family, Romance
Director Garry Marshall
Writer Meg Cabot, Gina Wendkos, Shonda Rhimes
Actors Anne Hathaway, Callum Blue, Julie Andrews
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length (7 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)