Today we’re talking about the 2021 film Under Wraps 2.
They frame the story with a wedding and that structures it slightly differently than the first one. Makes it fresh and keeps the story going. The plot is good and flows really well. The parallels between the mummies and the kids is a little overdone and the messaging a little juvenile, even for a kids movie.
Often times a sequel will manufacture drama by changing a character. They skirted the line with this one, but made it believable. More importantly they solved their issues with good communication.
The kids were fun and the mummies did a great job.
I loved the dads; they were sweethearts.
Lots of clever pieces of dialogue and some really fun moments.
Often felt younger then it should, considering the age of the characters.
Visuals and Music
Typical Disney TV low budget effects, but the film makers leaned into the classic monster movie practical effects and that made it feel more grounded than bad CGI would have. The camera work was excellent.
The music was okay, if forgettable.
This was a fun movie with lots of exciting moments. Even though it felt a little young, everyone loved it.
A fun movie and a great sequel. It combines everything that was great about the first one and improves on it.
Final Score: 3.5 Stars out of 5