Tyra Branks slays in ‘Life-Size 2’

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It’s been 18 years since everyone told Barbie to go screw Ken and wanted an Eve doll. Last night, Freeform gave the world the sequel to the movie that EVERYONE slept on when it first came out. Yeah, I’m calling everyone out. Let’s talk about “Life-Size 2.”

“Life-Size 2,” or “Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve” premiered part of Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas. Unlike like the previous made-for-TV movie, this movie was geared towards an older crowd. It’s kind of like making the movie for the now adults that grew up on the movie. Gasp! That’s a brilliant idea.

The movie follows Eve trying to bring holiday cheer and joy to the CEO of the toy company that is responsible for her doll line. Eve is also tasked with also getting the CEO to save her doll line in order to keep Eve and the citizen of Sunnyvale alive. It’s pretty much the premise of the OG “Life-Size” just more adult.

I’ll be honest, Tyra Banks saved this movie for me. She stole every scene she was in. In the first couple of scenes, I was very skeptical because it was just bland and typical Christmas movie. But Tyra made me interested. She made the characters around Eve likable and really got you interested in the movie. Even once Eve was gone, I was still into the movie. Granted, it was waiting for Tyra to come back but still. She got me invested in the movie that wasn’t really that interesting, to begin with.

With that being said, the other characters were rather dense and lame. It took the main adults a quarter of the movie to realize that Eve was a doll even after she told them. The children were more intelligent than some of the adults in this movie. And don’t get me started on the horrible remix they did of the Eve jingle. They ruined it.

My favorite part of the movie is the main character thinking that she had a casual hookup with a girl named Eve. It went on for a solid 15 minutes and it was everything. They didn’t make a big deal about it. They all just acted like if she would have hooked up with someone of the opposite gender. It was fun and showed how people should act. I also enjoyed Eve calling the first Eve for a pep talk and it was Tyra’s epic quote for “America’s Next Top Model.”

If you were a fan of the original, I recommend checking out “Life-Size 2.” Even if you just watch it for Tyra, it worth your time to check out. I only planned on watching it once but Tyra might have me catching it again. Again, Tyra was the most enjoyable part of this movie.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Ask The Pop Project #6: Life Size 2, Demi Lovato, and Britney/Justin sex tape

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I decided to take time out of my busy schedule (I know what you are thinking) to answer some of your questions that were eating away at your souls. Welcome to the latest edition of “Ask the Pop Project.” Let’s get started with some of your questions.


 

Dear Pop Project (Thaaaaatttt’s usssss!),

There’s going to be a Life Size 2 with Tyra. Do you think the movie will be any good?

– Concerned fan

I’m really hoping that the movie will be as good the first one. I would like a gritty reboot where Tyra is in Lindsay’s old toy box in her attic. Tyra comes back to life in order to help her turn her life around. Pretty much take Oprah’s series where she helps LiLo turn her life around, and just switch out Tyra for Oprah. I also want her to smile with her eyes because I feel like everyone, including knock-off Barbie dolls, needs to smile with your eyes. Yes, Tyra plays a knock-off Barbie. I said it


 

Dear Pop Project (Thaaaaatttt’s usssss!),

Why do you think that Disney hates you?

 – Someone who knows the mouse

You see when you post and talk about Disney being a pimp and how they whore their stars out for all the money they are worth, you burn bridges fast. I’m pretty sure I’ll be kicked off of Disney property as soon as I enter it. I’m proud to say that someone on a board that reads “DO NOT LET IN/HIRE,” my face is right next to Demi Lovato’s forever. Fun Fact: Demi Lovato told one of my friends that she smelled good. It’s a small world after all.


Dear Pop Project (Thaaaaatttt’s usssss!),

Did President Trump find out anything about the Britney and Justin sex tape?

– Concerned and curious person

For those that don’t know, I sent the following tweet to President Trump:

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I’ve yet to receive a response but I’m taking that he’s still looking, I think he realized how important this is to state of the world. He’s a very “busy” man. When he’s golfing, I believe he’s doing hardcore research on whether the tape is in some holes. I also have people that say his wife and family is also


 

Dear Pop Project (Thaaaaatttt’s usssss!),

What do you like to use: Apple Music or Spotify

– Music lover

 

I’ll be doing an article on this eventually but I really like Apple Music. I have Apple devices and it’s nice to have all my music saved on the cloud. It also lets me add new music to my library without having to spend money to purchase it. I personally like Apple Music just because it makes my life easier and I love anything that makes my life easier.


 

Dear Pop Project (Thaaaaatttt’s usssss!),

Have you felt like a paper bag? Drifting through the wind, trying to start again

– Concerned Katy Perry

No, because I’m a human being. While I get and like the symbolism, it was just too much Katy. You’re song would have still been good without that line.


 

Dear Pop Project (Thaaaaatttt’s usssss!),

Why do you hate me?

– Beyoncé is the true queen

I don’t hate anyone but rather, I have a strong dislike for certain people. I would create a list but that would make it common knowledge. I like to leave people in suspense.

 

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