– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Last year, the unexpectedly charming comedy Bad Moms hit theaters. It wasn’t any Citizen Kane by any means, but it was an endearing and funny look at all the crap a lot of moms have to put up with, even in today’s more progressive society. The film clicked with an audience, and went on to make a whopping $183 million worldwide on its $20 million budget. If there ever was an excuse to make a sequel, this was it.

But who knew the sequel would hit within a year and a half of the first one’s release? It turns out that’s exactly what we’ll be getting. STX Entertainment has just released the trailer for the sequel, A Bad Moms Christmas, and if you were afan of the first one, it looks like you may be getting a lot more of the same in this one.

This, of course, is a bit of a double-edged sword. Rather than foray into new, more interesting territory, it looks like we may be getting another “me too” sequel, not unlike what we saw with The Hangover 2. Case in point, just take a look at Kristen Bell’s character. While she was shown to have gone through something of a transformation in the last film, in this one, it looks as though she may be back to square one. While full-on life changes don’t happen overnight, this is the biggest problem with standard sequels — they tend to result in backpedals on the characters’ emotional arcs from earlier films.

Regardless, this one looks like it still may bring the laughs, but we’re hoping it’ll end up having a bit more heart and character than we’re giving it credit for.

Below is the official synopsis for the film.

“A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas.  And if creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn’t hard enough, they have to do all of that while hosting and entertaining their own mothers.  By the end of the journey, our moms will redefine how to make the holidays special for all and discover a closer relationship with their mothers.”

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SOURCE: STX Entertainment

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.