Last night Life Size 2 premiered on Freeform. For those of you that don’t know the original Life Size was a a Disney Channel original movie with Tyra Banks and Lindsay Lohan. Tyra Banks is an Eve a doll that comes to life after Lindsay Lohan casts a spell that goes awry in an attempt to bring her mom back to life. Honestly the context of the original isn’t needed for the sequel but I thought I would share it anyway.
In the sequel, Tyra Banks is still Eve, but this time she is brought to life by Grace (Francia Raisa) and her next door neighbor, Lex (Alison Fernandez). Grace is the daughter of former Marathon Toys CEO, Eleanor, who was recently sent to prison. Not to give too much away but Grace is made the CEO upon her mother’s imprisonment, but it’s not exactly what she wanted and doesn’t want to give up her party girl ways.
Now that you kind of know the story line, let’s talk about how truly amazing this sequel was! Coming out more than 10 years after the original I was worried. Would Eve still have the same personality? Could Tyra Banks jump back into the role? How were they going to make this slightly archaic idea relevant to today? All very valid questions going into watching this and they were answered.
Eve is brought back to life in an attempt to show that the Eve dolls still matter and that Grace shouldn’t let the doll be discontinued at Marathon Toys. Tyra Banks very easily gets back into the role of Eve with the same personality and naivety we came to love in the first Life Size.
The movie brought up relevant topics today in a non-preachy way, which was my biggest fear about the movie. It also did wonderfully for representation. There were gay/bi/pan characters, minorities in leading roles (actually besides the board members and Grace’s love interest there weren’t really too many white characters and we aren’t mad about it). The film showed powerful women in the fore front. The only negative comment I have about the entire film is the remix of Be A Star, but I already knew I wasn’t going to be a fan after they dropped that music video.
All around Life Size 2 was well worth the wait and if you don’t believe me check what other people are saying about it and then go watch for yourself!
Ok #LifeSize2 had
2. Girl power
3. Love is love
4. Gay/bi/pan characters
5. Transgender/nonbinary characters
6. Body positivity
7. Non-stereotypical gender roles
8. Women in charge
9. Single mothers/working mothers
10. POC as lead roles
— Mary Christmas (@Marymeowmix) December 3, 2018
#LifeSize2 shined brighter than I expected it too. YASSSSS ✨⭐️
— Kailey Dickison (@Kailzxo) December 3, 2018
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