I gave a short review of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in one of my first posts where I compared it to it’s predecessor without looking at The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as an individual film.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel picks up where The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel left. The hotel’s still running, the residents have settled into the Indian lifestyle, the owner got to stay with the girl of his dreams and Maggie Smith is still used as the subject for many “getting old” jokes.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel delivered exactly what I was expecting from the title; a light-hearted comedy that gently touches the category of “drama” and subtly advertising your next holiday to India. So it was exactly the same as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel except with some faults, mainly with story.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel introduced a few characters (British elders) who had moved to India for different reasons to reside in the same hotel (the one mentioned in the title) which acts as a central device for the various stories our characters follow. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is pretty much the same except with more characters and stories thus leading to more confusion and less impact.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is not as enjoyable as the first (yet still passable), it’s not as impacting as the first (thanks to the overload of stories and the improper use of presenting them) and it’s not as good as the first one or as watchable. Yet it is still watchable.
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