My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2: Sequel a real non-event
This sequel totters down the aisle 14 years after the first film became the most successful romantic comedy of all time.
Sadly, Kirk Jones' sequel is like a batch of homemade baklava left out too long and gone stale: dry, flaky yet undeniably sweet.
Every exaggerated set piece is starved of belly laughs, from the family patriarch's repeated assertions that Greece gave birth to every modern invention - "The Greeks created Facebook - we called it the telephone" - to the nervous coming out of a gay character that feels like a non-event. Affection for the original film can only stretch so far and even at a trim 92 minutes, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 feels needlessly padded.