Oliver Parker's dismal public-school caper doesn't even have the decency to be camp. Rupert Everett donning a Margaret Thatcher-style wig simply doesn't cut it.
In fact, Colin Firth, David Tennant and Gemma Arterton hang your heads in collective shame for contributing to this rot. The plot? The schoolgirls – who all appear to be in their late twenties – are on the hunt for buried treasure after they discover that their Headmistress, Miss Fritton (Everett), is the descendant of a pirate. The original St Trinian's escapades were blessed with an anarchic spirit and deft, inimitable comic actors such as Alastair Sim and Joyce Grenfell. This sequel has nothing to recommend it.Reuse content