St Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold. Image shows from L to R: Bianca (Zawe Ashton), Roxy (Sarah Harding), Annabelle Fritton (Talulah Riley), Zoe (Montserrat Lombard). Image credit: Fragile St Trinian's Limited.

St Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold

The girls of St Trinian's are back - and this time they're racing a secretive, corrupt organisation to discover pirate treasure

Strand:
St. Trinian's Film Series
AKA:
St Trinian's 2 & The Legend Of Fritton's Gold; St Trinian's: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold
Genre:
Film
Released:
2009
Starring:
Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, David Tennant, Talulah Riley, Jodie Whittaker, Juno Temple, Tamsin Egerton, Toby Jones, Sarah Harding, Zawe Ashton, Montserrat Lombard
Writers:
Piers Ashworth, Nick Moorcroft, Ronald Searle, Jamie Minoprio, Jonathan Stern
Production:
Fragile St Trinian's Limited
& Ealing Studios

When a mystery man promises Celia 20,000 to retrieve a ring from the Fritton Archive in the school library the girls become suspicious, and sure enough Miss Fritton has a tale to tell that not even she had believed true - until now.

As a dastardly web of misogynist intrigue begins to entangle the school, its devoted staff and disparate bands of pupils rally together in search of clues to lead them toward a hoard of buried treasure. But they've got to move fast, because the duplicitous Sir Piers Pomfrey and his woman-hating cult, with connections from Government to industry and - yes - even Monarchy, are after the same prize.

Will the girls find the gold? Will they get there before Sir Piers? Is Annabelle really head girl material? Can Geoffrey Thwaite really be trusted to help them? And what's all of this got to do with Shakespeare anyway...?

Our Review: Another cracking adventure yarn in the revived St. Trinian's film series, The Legend Of Fritton's Gold is a little far-fetched at times (even by St. Trinian's' standards), but boasts enough fiery spirit to sink a battleship, plenty of laugh-out-loud jokes, and an infectious sense of fun.

Top that off with some of the finest young female acting talent Britain had to offer in the late 2000s, and we have a film that's fun for all ages and sexes. Much like its predecessor, this isn't going to go down in cinematic history as a groundbreaking work of the genre, and certainly didn't solicit ringing critical endorsement. However, the film does exactly what it sets out to perfectly well, and easily sits alongside the original 1950s & 60s productions.