Mean Girls (2024) – ★★★

Worse than the original and the stage musical in every possible way but still pretty decent. I have same opinion of this as I seem to of all stage to screen adaptations, the big, unrealistic, fun stage-style numbers are great and every other song is ruined.

The last third is solid and Auli’i Cravalho is pretty fantastic as Janis. She deserves to be a star but of course I’m biased because I have a pre-Moana photo of her holding my infant in Hawaii.

I like Renee Rapp’s music but she was kinda just ok in this. World Burn is her best number in this.

Rating: 3 stars

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