Love is all around this Christmas with the release of the Netflix sequel to The Princess Switch, The Princess Switch: Switched Again.
Nottingham’s iconic landmark Wollaton Hall becomes the star of the show for local Nottingham viewers by making a cameo and acting as the home of fictional Lady Fiona Pembroke, played by Vanessa Hudgens.
Vanessa Hudgens is the star of the show in the film as she plays all three of the main characters, with a couple of characters from the previous film making a return and being acted out successfully. However the new character introduced may have just fallen short this time.
Duchess Margaret inherits the throne to Montenaro which results in a rough patch in her relationship, so her double Stacey steps to the rescue again and has the quest of getting these star-crossed-lovers reunited.
Throughout the film, viewers can expect to see the power of love and reunion triumph, with a pinch of cringe with Hudgens use of accents switching between British and American. Some elements of the plot are slightly predictable, highlighting an overwhelming lack of character depth in later parts.
The landmark of Wollaton Hall appearing in a long shot displays the greatness that Nottingham has to offer through its architecture and historical value. The Hall has been featured previously in other blockbuster films such as The Dark Knight Rises.
This Christmas drama is overall an essential piece of great holiday fun with Vanessa Hudgens adding some good old Christmas cheer; however, it shows viewers that in some films a sequel may not always be needed.
The Princess Switch: Switched Again, it may be on our screens this year, but we won’t be switching it on again next year.