Bring It On Again (2004)
Whittier (Anne Judson-Yager) arrives at the fictional California State College hoping to join the national champion varsity cheerleading team. She meets up with her friend from cheerleading camp, Monica (Faune Chambers), and they're both impressive at the tryouts. Head cheerleader Tina (Bree Turner) is ready to ask them to join the team, but Dean Sebastian (Kevin Cooney) goes a step further, telling Tina that Whittier will be the next head cheerleader. This angers Tina's pal Marni (Joie Lenz), who had the position staked out, but Tina goes along with the plan, taking Whittier under her wing. Whittier meets Derek (Richard Lee Jackson), a campus deejay who immediately takes a shine to her. But Tina is very demanding and controlling. She warns Whittier that Derek is not the type of boy she should be dating. Monica is bothered by Tina's meddling, but Whittier momentarily lets her cheerleading ambition get the better of her, and breaks it off with Derek. Then Tina, upset with Monica's sassy attitude, forces Whittier to choose between her friendship and the squad. Whittier and Monica get fed up and quit the team, but Whittier's school spirit cannot be suppressed. With Monica's help, she gathers up the outcasts from the drama club, the dance club, and other groups that have lost their funding and forms a ragtag squad of her own, determined to battle the varsity squad for a spot at the national championship. Directed by Damon Santostefano (Three to Tango), Bring It On Again was released straight-to-video; aside from its subject matter, it has no direct connection to the original Bring It On. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi … More
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Critic Reviews for Bring It On Again
Audience Reviews for Bring It On Again
A decent sequel that doesn't straight out copy its predecessor. The cheers aren't as good and the characters aren't as likable or interesting, but it holds its own.More
This is exactly what you would expect it to be. Not as good as the original, of course, no name cast, straight to DVD (I assume). Having said that, I do kind of like these movies. Though they are not exactly good, they are light, fun and I don't mind the cheerleading. I would rather that than a dance movie - those I do find tedious.
Story is a bit silly and there's a sub plot with the principal that seems to get forgotten along the way, but aside from that, enjoyable piece of fluff, with likable cast, if you keep your expectations low.
Predictable, light and enjoyable, this movie only really suffers more when compared to the original. The cast features nobody memorable although the characters all manage to have one decent moment each. It's not that anybody is terrible, they're just not as good as those in the original film.
There is some fun to be had, fortunately, and most of this comes from the moments with Whittier (Anne Judson-Yager) and her new squad practicing cheers alongside surprised sportsmen involved in games such as softball, fencing and croquet.
Bree Turner makes up in looks for what she lacks in acting experience.
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