David’s review published on Letterboxd:
A sequel that’s really a blatant ripoff. I’m personally not huge on the original, but there was personality and cultural relevance there. There isn’t here. The forced “wokeness” here is cringe and shallow. If your film is actually progressive, you don’t need to forcefully remind the viewer. I take issue with many modern YA films because of this. There’s little exploration of these themes and characters, but the film wants to constantly remind the viewer that deeper things are at work by throwing in token phrases. Also one of the weakest villain subplots ever. Basically a high budget CW production.