Director: Patricia Birch
Stars: Maxwell Caulfield, Michelle Pfeiffer, Adrian Zmed, Christopher McDonald
Sequels, in their purest form, exist to further delve into an overarching mythology or continue a character's intricate life story. And then there are needless celluloid-wasters such as Grease 2, a follow-up to the classic 1978 musical flick starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
Once again set in Rydell High, Grease 2 features an all new crew of light-footed seniors as they communicate through song and break out in choreography, just because that's how they did it during Travolta's year. Except that, in this case, the performances (including that of a young Michelle Pfeiffer) are terribly exaggerated, the songs are forgettable at best, and the whole thing stinks of familiarity. Grease 2 makes High School Musical 2 seem like a Francis Ford Coppola-directed sequel.