It’s that time of the year again and you know what that means… mediocre Christmas themed films. Don’t get me wrong, there have been some great Christmas films like It’s A Wonderful Life and of course, DIE HARD but we’ve also had a ton of forgettable ones. It’s presumptuous to say where this next one would fall as the trailer for Netflix’s A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding has just dropped and it may fall in the latter but could be able to deliver a good time nonetheless.
A sequel to A Christmas Prince which was released last year on Netflix which weirdly enough, saw some positive reception, The Royal Wedding is going to be about well… you guessed it, a wedding. The union will see the wedding of Amber Moore and the prince of Aldovia, Richard after their relationship blossomed in the previous film. Starring Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Alice Krige and Tahirah Sharif, the film looks like it’s going to highlight everything wrong with society’s obsession with weddings… particularly royal weddings.
The Royal Wedding looks like it’s going to hit more or less the same beats as countless romantic comedies we’ve seen before. That may sound like a harsh jab but it could very well be fun especially with the overused premise of average Jane marrying rich boring dude. Highlighting what you’d expect such as the tumultuous wedding preparations and the bride’s discontent with it all along with the image that one “should” project when in the limelight, the trailer more or less gives us exactly what we’re going to see in the film.
Okay, it does sound like I’m bashing this but the first one was apparently well received and the production looks pretty great too so there might be something there. Crazy Rich Asians was alright at best but the production design and “chemistry” got people on board so this might do the same. Then again, The Royal Wedding doesn’t have Asians unless you count that gay Indian dude so this may not get as much love but we’ll see.
The Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding is scheduled to be released on Netflix on November 30, 2018