As you may expect this does suffer from the usual problem of being a lesser film than its predecessor, although that does not mean it is a bad film, it does have many good points. It’s as entertaining as it continues the lives of those we liked so much from the previous film, while introducing some new faces which are just as important and likeable as those we already know.
This time around the character are at collage and they are adjusting to a more mature way of life, raising new ideas such as the power of knowledge and the life it can create for those with it. Along with the theory that just because something is different, doesn’t mean that it is better. Then we are offered what it is to be an individual, knowing your own mind and standing for what you believe in.
Although this film may be a little more in our face about the themes it offers us than the previous film did with what it had to say, it is great to see that a film such as this does not only want to entertain you, but remind you what it is to exist, while reminding those of us who are the age of the characters that there is more to life than just having fun. As we have to become more responsible for ourselves and those around us, we have deal with more than the good in our lives and work for what we want.
Once again, this may be over thinking it, but this is something I very much like about this film, it is one of the reasons I have come back to watching this and the original. As I’ve become older, the point of view has changed and my appreciation for characters is one of seeing the older generation is coming from.
The music is very much of the time, but still makes me sing along and reminds me of a time which sometimes feels a long time ago. This is the kind of film, like the original, which deserves more credit than I feel it has been given over the years, it is a film which is something that should be checked out and enjoyed for whatever level of you find worthy of your time.
I have enjoyed this more times than I could tell you and I’ll probably enjoy it a few more. For those who have never seen this, check it out… for those of us who watched it when it came out, and remind yourself of how much of a gem this and the original are.