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Poster for the 2024 remake of the movie Mean Girls. The film maintains the tone of the original 2004 film but struggles to capture the nature of 21st-century teenage girlhood. Public Domain

“Mean Girls” fails to capture the magic that made the original so “fetch”

Clare Gehlich, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor February 4, 2024
In high school hallways where teenage drama permeates and gossip circulates like fashion fads, the Plastics reign supreme once again in “Mean Girls” (2024). Though this teen musical comedy based on the 2004 film and the Broadway musical is a refreshing take on the original story, it fails to capture the magic of the original 2000s film.
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