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Mean Girls: Should the Remake Have Never Happened?

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In 2004, “Mean Girls”, the original movie that we all know and love premiered. This classic film had a sales profit of over $130 million and is a favorite movie worldwide. “Mean Girls” depicts the cruel, tactic rules of popularity in high school. It follows a new North Shore student,  Cady Heron, and how she ends up in an elite group of cool students.  Soon Cady realizes some harsh secrets on how her new shallow friend group earned its name: The Plastics. 

Directed by Samantha Jayne and starring new hit artist Renee Rapp as queen bee Regina George, “Mean Girls” (2024) delivers a new take on this wildly popular, original movie. 

Going into this film, many people didn’t know what to expect; would it be good or would it be terrible? And many people after seeing the movie have had some mixed reactions. A big twist that took a lot of people by surprise was that this movie is a musical. Even though it was advertised that this film was based off the Tony Award- winning musical, it still left people shocked whenever they saw characters break out into song every five minutes. 

A critic from Rotten Tomato adds, “Those who have been looking forward to a class reunion at North Shore High are likely to find this new Mean Girls a letdown. It doesn’t match the comic fizz of the original, and the added musical numbers are basically blah.” 

This new film has everyone talking about it. There are a lot of new additions to this movie of things that weren’t in the original and multiple key differences and storylines between the two flicks that people have opinions about.

A big difference between the new adapted version of “Mean Girls” and the original is the loss of a lot of comedic, iconic quotes and scenes.were removed or changed. Some of the fan favorite quotes that were not in the new version were: “How many of you have ever felt personally victimized by Regina George?” , “You wanna do something fun? You wanna go to Taco Bell?” and “Is butter a carb?” In addition to this, the storyline of Tina Fey’s character Ms. Norbury and her chaotic divorce throughout the movie was cut.

Junior Mady Meitner says “ I thought that this new “Mean Girls” was okay for what it had to live up to. The original is one of my all time favorites, and it really bugged me how a bunch of the iconic lines from the movie were either altered or just deleted from the new script. I just think that there should have been more time and thought contributed to this new movie. “

I saw this movie about a week after it came out, and I have to agree. Some of the times during the movie I found myself laughing and smiling, but most of the time, I really ended up disappointed or cringing at some of the altered lines, weird choreography or just the actors character choices. 

So if you’re asking for an opinion on whether or not to see this new film, I’d say just go see it but be warned that your high expectations based on the original movie might not be met.

 

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Taylor Sasser
Taylor Sasser, Staff Writer/ Media Producer
Hello! My name is Taylor Sasser, and I'm currently a junior. This is my first year on The Prowler, and I am so excited! I am a Panther Ambassador and a member of Anchor Club. Outside of school, I do theatre and dance. I love watching the sunset, hanging out with friends, doing yoga and bullet journaling. I hope to have a wonderful spring semester.!