it deserves nothing less than five stars if you understand the nature of the film. HSM2 isnt designed to be a serious film, so people need to stop judging it by those standards. it is incredibly cheesy and tongue in cheek, but thats the appaeal. its upbeat, colourful, fun-loving and happy, and theres no harm in enjoying it on a rainy day. ok so disney have bled the HSM franchise dry marketing every possible piece of merchandise they can, but so what! the film makes the light-hearted of us laugh, sing and dance, and with a better soundtrack than the first one, cant be faulted. i bought this for my baby sis, and being an 18 year old bloke, am comfortable enough with myself to say i love it also. i think a number of people claiming in reviews they hated this film, are just to insecure to admit that it made them smile.