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Mean Girls 2024 cinematic reboot makes a splash


For fans of the iconic 2004 cult classic Mean Girls, the arrival of the musical adaptation has been met with a blend of scepticism and curiosity. However, based on the 2017 Broadway stage show, the latest cinematic instalment is earning positive reviews, showcasing a fresh take on the beloved high school tale.

Directed by Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr, both making their debut in the director's chair, the film manages to strike a delicate balance between paying homage to the original and infusing it with the contemporary energy of the Gen Z era. Lasting 112 minutes, the movie captivates with its fresh, kinetic, and fun approach, setting it apart from its early 2000s predecessor.

The musical numbers are primarily borrowed from the stage show with a few new additions. The directors use these moments to surprise the audience, creating unexpected twists that breathe new life into familiar scenes, such as a Halloween party turned into a trance rave.

The plot follows the well-trodden path of a newcomer, Cady Heron, navigating the treacherous waters of high school cliques, particularly the notorious Plastics. Returning as producer, star, and scriptwriter, Tina Fey cleverly incorporates social media's harsh realities into the narrative. Every social faux pas becomes viral fodder for TikToks, Instagram Lives, and Snapchat, adding a modern layer to the timeless story.

The cast delivers standout performances, steering away from the shadows of the original stars. Renée Rapp's portrayal of Regina George is captivating, portraying the apex predator with sultry severity but never devolving into outright despicability. Bebe Wood and Avantika Vandanapu shine as Gretchen and Karen, respectively, add their comedic flair to the ensemble.

In a bold move, Angourie Rice's Cady feels more compelling than Lindsay Lohan's portrayal in 2004. Rice embraces the character's intensity and unlikability, providing a fresh perspective on the role. Supporting characters like Auliʻi Cravalho's Janis and Jaquel Spivey's Damian are spotlighted, showcasing their talents in memorable musical numbers.

Despite the positive reviews, the film will likely avoid the long shadow cast by its predecessor. However, the film succeeds in generating excitement for the upcoming West End run of the stage show at the Savoy Theatre. Book your Mean Girls the Musical tickets using the Savoy Theatre seating plan today!

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Mean Girls The Musical

Mean Girls The Musical