By Kate Ward
November 23, 2010 at 06:31 PM EST

Remember Mean Girls? Well, Mean Girls 2 sure wants you to. In fact, the first 20 seconds of the minute-and-a-half trailer for the sequel highlights clips from the first film — which, sadly for the new Plastics, only serves to remind us how tough it is to top Rachel McAdams & Co.

In the sequel, which goes direct-to-video Feb. 11, two high schoolers (played by Meaghan Jette Martin and Jennifer Stone) attempt to take down their school’s perkily evil mean girls, who, as in the first film, are nicknamed the Plastics. Only one problem: I thought Tina Fey’s Ms. Norbury successfully disbanded the group — and therefore, any future iterations of it — in the first film. [Dear lovely readers, you were right! I forgot about the mini-Plastics. I guess I’m just having one of those Karen Smith days.] Aw man. This is like when I felt completely satisfied with the ending of The Mummy, thinking Rick and Evy lived happily ever after once they sent Imhotep back to the world of the dead, only to find out he would return in the sequel, along with a giant man-spider. You’re killing my cinematic optimism, Hollywood!

Hey, look, Tim Meadows is still there!

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