Viewing your Watchlist and recommended content requires Javascript

  • 12A
  • Drama, Teen
  • 2011

Honey 2

Honey 2

Synopsis

A sequel to 2004's Jessica Alba vehicle (minus Jessica Alba), starring Katerina Graham as wayward teen set on dancing her way to the straight and narrow

About

"Dipped in culture" is the phrase our feisty heroine, Maria "fresh-outta-Juvie" Ramirez, uses to sell her new and improved choreography to her dance chums. Honey 2 boasts a pretty light coating itself, whatever your defintion of the word. Here, it might refer to:

i) the quaintly outmoded approximation of street slang and beats, signalled by the over-use of 'mad' as an intensifying adjective ('mad props', 'mad love', etc), the revival of 90s staple "talk-to-the-hand" gesture in dance form, and the wearing of MC Hammer pants;

ii) the hysterical meta-reality TV dance-off finale which makes The X-Factor look like Pinter by comparison;

iii) the-blink-and-you'll-miss-it sprinkling of arabseques Maria works into her crew's final routine to make them stand out from their street-dancing rivals;

iv) the fact that Honey 2 is a sequel trading on the questionable currency of the original, and the subsequent celebrity of its star (Jessica Alba) - despite the fact that the only appearance the titular heroine makes is in a briefly glimpsed photo frame.

Take your pick.

Cast & Connections

  • Director: Billie Woodruff

In a nutshell

About as emotionally profound as a tampon advert, and probably less suspenseful, Honey 2 is just about passable pre-teen fodder if approached with a forgiving spirit and bring-your-own-irony

by Sophie Ivan

Latest from Film4...

  • Film4 The Sitter

    The Sitter

    Jonah Hill stars as a slacker who's forced to fill in as a babysitter for a night, but the kids he's looking after prove more than he can handle when he takes them on a crime-filled trip through NYC

  • Film4 Amy

    Amy

    Senna director Asif Kapadia tells the story of Amy Winehouse in her own words with the use of unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks

  • Film4 Evil Dead

    Saturday Night Shocks on Film4

    Horror, mystery and suspense stake its claim on the weekend. A new season of Saturday Night Shocks comes to Film4.

  • Film4 Bridesmaids

    Comedy Season 2015 on Film4

    Eight nights of contemporary comedy hits, including first plays of Cuban Fury, American Reunion, The Sitter, and the network premiere of 21 & Over, on Film4

  • Channel 4 Blog

    Top pop moments from Cannes 2015

    Cannes is always a great place to see and hear brilliant pop music, often divorced from its usual context, and 2015 has been no different. Here's my personal playlist of top pop moments from the Compe

  • Channel 4 Blog

    Critics' Week: Day Seven - Krisha

    Catherine Bray adds to a growing chorus of acclaim for Trey Edward Shults' Krisha, a feature film backed on Kickstarter to the tune of  $14,260, which went on to win the Grand Jury Award at SXSW Some

Register with Film4.com

Personalise your Film4 experience

  • Set film reminders
  • Build your watchlist
  • Get film suggestions

or Register

Share