Extremely bad script writing. If you were to insert yourself into the film directly, you would look at the people speaking and say to them "what's wrong with you? No one speaks or behaves like that."
The acting and the plot is very cringe-worthy.
The film is designed for the tourism industry. All smiles and a glorious fantasy world that does not exist.
Cheesy modern Greek pop songs are played in the movie that are not really popular at all among real Greek citizens.
The film does not reflect what is going on in Greece in modern times with the collapse of the Greek society and our landscapes being ravaged with climate change. Clearly, a perfectly designed veil is installed to make the Americans feel good. As a Greek, this is painful to watch, and is really an insult.
There are other ways to make a funny comedy based on the humor of the original, but this one involves the worst script writers that you can find. Comedic timing is pitiful. If Nia Vardalos thinks that this is a good film, then she is truly blind sighted. This is mostly a "hey, let's get the remaining gang back together and get a pay day with a new film since we've run out of money in our personal bank accounts."
Reviewed by DrDarkness3 / 10
A sequel nobody asked or needed
I loved My Big Fat Greek Wedding. When the second movie came out, I thought it was enjoyable enough even if not nearly as good as the first one. But a third movie which nobody was expecting or really even asking for?
Well, it was nice to see most of the original cast together again. We get a starting point for the plot, which is presented a bit hastily, like the director just wanted to tell the viewers "okay this is where we are now, give a quick recap, and now we're ready to rush things forward".
After the beginning, it's like nobody really knows where the story should go. I mean, it gets there eventually, but it's like the movie has its beginning and the end, and the everything in the middle is just random stuff happening and the characters don't seem to have a real connection.
I was practically half-asleep when the movie was finally over, and unlike the first and second films, this didn't leave me feeling much anything. It was just a bunch of stuff happening without any enthusiasm, and there you go.
Reviewed by barbett-15 / 10
Kind of a disappointment
I enjoyed the first two movies in this trilogy(?) very much, but My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 really fell flat. It seemed like a series of meaningless little events padding a rather weak premise of Toula following her father's dying wish to bring his journal to his childhood buddies in Greece. Of course, locating his dispersed chums is difficult and creates the central theme of the story. Thrown in are some poorly developed new characters including a dopey "mayor", a menacing old woman and a previously unknown relative. Also, a contrived romance between a Greek boy and a Syrian girl is shoehorned in to supply the prerequisite "Greek Wedding". There are very few laughs and a fair amount of implausability in this messy Greek salad. If you're a fan of the previous two movies, I'd advise you to wait till it comes out on video and save yourself some money.