Love Actually 2: After the Romance
“People who love ‘Love Actually’ and people who hate ‘Love Actually’ never will understand each other. Not ever.”
Mark (Andrew Lincoln), after his beloved scene to Juliet (Keira Knightley) in the 2003 movie Love Actually, has moved on to killing zombies. Where is Juilet, now Mark’s wife? A bounter hunter! (Guess those cue cards worked.)
Jamie (Colin Firth) is the king of the United Kingdom – but swears a lot – and Harry and Karen (Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson) work at Hogwarts School of Wizardry.
At least, this is what the new trailer for the sequel to the British romantic comedy tells us.
Of course, it’s a fake. The creator of the trailer has simply taken clips from other movies and TV shows starring the same actors and put them together, using familiar songs from the original. However, it is a reminder of how many A-listers starred in the Christmas-themed movie.
Deep opinions about the (original) film remain with some calling it “still awful” (Christopher Orr of the Atlantic), and others, like Roger Ebert, giving it a high rating (3.5 stars).
Claudia Puing of USA Today wrote: “You’d have to be Ebenezer Scrooge not to walk out smiling.”
According to E Online, here is how everyone in Love Actually 2 turned out:
Billy Mack (Bill Nighy): Became a zombie. Eats people.
Juliet (Keira Knightley): Now a bounty hunter.
Mark (Andrew Lincoln): Killing zombies and looking for his wife. Plot twist: He’s now married to Juliet. The cue cards reeled her in.
Jamie (Colin Firth): Became the king of the United Kingdom. Swears a lot.
David (Hugh Grant): Host of American Idol-esque show called American Dreamz.
Harry (Alan Rickman): Became a professor at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft.
Karen (Emma Thompson): Ditto. Her husband seems to yell at her a lot at Hogwarts. Not sure why, as he is the one who bought a pretty necklace for his young and hot secretary.
Daniel (Liam Neeson): Threatening to kill Harry over the phone. His son Sam has apparently been kidnapped.
Sam (Thomas Sangster): When he was kidnapped, he was taken to Westeros. His dad has no problem fighting wolves in order to protect him.
John (Martin Freeman): Gave up his sex scene body double career to go on an adventure. Will most definitely find one ring to rule them all. Now has big, hairy feet.
Sarah (Laura Linney): Became a lawyer. Biggest case was defending a priest who was charged with homicide after an exorcism killed a young girl.
Rufus (Rowan Atkinson): Left the world of gift-wrapping to become a spy. He’s not that smart, but he gets the job done.
Colin Frissell (Kris Marshall): Managed to knock up Jeannie (January Jones) after the threesome.
President of the United States (Billy Bob Thornton): Became a mall Santa. Beats up little children.
Mr. Trench (Adam Godley): Founded Gray Matter Technologies. Pissed off meth king Walter White.
Whether you prefer to bask in the glow of the original or see the characters battle and risk death in the sequel, it’s all in good hilarious fun for the holiday season.
Haven’t seen the original? What are you waiting for?
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