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The movie poster for Life Size 2 starring Tyra Banks (courtesy of freeform.go.com).

The movie poster for Life Size 2 starring Tyra Banks (courtesy of freeform.go.com).

The movie poster for Life Size 2 starring Tyra Banks (courtesy of freeform.go.com).

The movie poster for Life Size 2 starring Tyra Banks (courtesy of freeform.go.com).

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On Sunday, December 2, Life-Size 2 premiered on Freeform, 18 years after the original and with Tyra Banks reviving her role as Eve.

Life-Size is a Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) that revolved around young Lindsay Lohan’s character and her Eve doll, Banks, that comes to life to help her with the grief of losing her mother. Life-Size 2 followed a similar format, just with no Lindsay Lohan. The sequel to Life-Size follows Grace Manning, played by Francia Raisa, as she goes through the grief of her mom being in prison. Manning has to run her mother’s company and runs into some obstacles along the way. As she gets the older the less she believes in magic, until one day when her Eve doll comes to life; skeptical at first, she then realizes Eve is a sign on how to save her mom’s company and get her out of prison (IMDB.com).

While many were excited to finally get a sequel to Life-Size, when it premiered it wasn’t exactly what a lot of people had in mind. According to Vice.com, many fans of the original couldn’t believe how cringey the sequel was. Some didn’t even make it through the whole film. Others who did make it didn’t like how hard the movie tried to be “cool” and “modern.” Some believed that there should have never been a sequel, as the sequel was not as family friendly as the first (themuse.jezebel.com).

Everything has to go through the good, the bad, and the ugly, and while Life-Size 2 went through the bad and the ugly first, it went through the good a few days after the release. Many came around to the idea that the movie wasn’t even that bad and neither was the “Be A Star” remix (vice.com).

Life-Size 2 was apart of Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas (seventeen.com).

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