Learning of this film's preview screening, a colleague sneered, "Why do you even bother with that shit?" It's also a question one could ask of Sandra Bullock, whose flaccid filmography you'd be wise to wipe off your feet before entering the house. The fact she produces these movies suggests she has little interest in altering the formula. This is, in every way, a do-over of the original; it even contains the same plot line, in which Miss United States is once more the damsel in distress Bullock's FBI agent Gracie Hart has to rescue. If the first movie played like a midseason TV pilot, its successor comes off like an extended episode of a generic sitcom. All it lacks is a laugh track -- appropriate, since it also lacks a laugh. But it does get one thing right: Its anorexic story line aside, Miss Congeniality 2 deals with how celebrity is really nothing more than being in the right place at the right time, a product of dumb luck as opposed to real talent.
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous