In a number of films, especially exposing the subjective nature of perception of works of art in the same as the film adaptations (the Book is better!), the remakes (And how they only dared to touch the Holy!), biographies of famous personalities (No wrong everything was really!) suffer from the bias of high expectations and sequels of popular painting, according to the firm conviction of the audience doesn't need the sequel. And a tendency to replace the second part of favorite characters with new actors, a point guard, the fact that same story, only in the new scenery, only exacerbates the situation.
"Grease 2", which is living proof of this rule, could not to appear on the light, the producers manage to resist the temptation to develop a gold mine, which was the original film — technonology the musical with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. And as story of the further destiny of heroes of the first part would be a radical change of genre, the creators have stuck with the original choreographer Patricia birch, which took place in the Director's chair, no one of famous actors and raised half the budget. The result — film a crash has failed in hire, has been mixed mud critics and got a very bad reputation supported by the now ridiculously low rating on IMDb.
However, in my opinion, the picture is more than worthy to be justified in the eyes of modern viewers, representing, of course, neither an example of highly artistic art, and a little silly, but this cute and funny musical with enchanting music rooms and charming characters. In familiar school of Rydell high comes from England clever and studious boy, cousin of the most of the heroine Olivia Newton-John, instantly falling into the whirlpool of local passions, with required for any separate companies imposed stupid rules and hierarchical structure, not allowing even breathe in the side of the representatives of the higher castes. Of course, it falls in love with a girl school of elite, cool and willful Stephanie (a young Michelle Pfeiffer — the main bait for spectators), with he well, not, and it's not only class stereotypes — she's bored even with the most popular guy of the school and then there any lover of Shakespeare turn up.
And the heroine, Michelle, is not difficult to understand: the most obvious disadvantage of the second Grease is, especially in the compared Travolta, inexpressiveness of the hero, completely cleaned in the background character adriana SMEDA and the whole motley company of students, played on the good traditions of American cinema, adult uncles and aunts. For the Central character of the musical image created by Maxwell Caulfield, too static. We're used to that in this genre on the first cast are always a kind of PEP (from Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, up to the same Travolta and Ewan McGregor), ready for the extra share of viewers ' attention literally confetti to scatter. Yes & sprightly Stephanie, he put it mildly, not a couple of. It remains only to start drooling, imagining how many sparks would be flogged the characters of John Travolta and Michelle, if they are in one movie. However, this disadvantage is easily mitigated by the abundance of climbing on the first plan of young actors, not intend to lose given them the chance to start their own career (sorry, but most of them and left to languish in a tertiary projects and rarely seen the series), and a mass group of musical numbers that allowed the Director plenty to work on specialty.
It is on them on the crowded energy of youth and fight on the felling of his hit songs, I want to dwell: immediately sets the tone the entire film driving "Back To School Again" in the performance of the old man of the "Four Tops" seem to claim to the most accurate crystallization of feelings gnawing unfortunate students on the eve of the upcoming academic year; "Score Tonight", masterfully adapting a conventional bowling alley under the needs of the musical, proves that the invention of movies with songs and dances it is possible to remove at least about the boxers, though about mortuary workers; fierce and burning "Cool Rider" would have done the honour of young Kim world in therefore, great singing Michelle, whose grace subtle sexuality is clear, who is a female cat; "Reproduction" in times raises in memory which excitement among students contributed to the theme of reproduction in the one of the most boring of subjects with the perspective of the average pupil; mouth-watering "Do It For Our Country" nuclear "Prowlin" inadvertently spawn a blasphemous thought "not better "Grease 2" of its predecessor?" Convincing mantra appears crowning the film "Well Be Together" that adds the final necessary melancholic notes. No one room milk!
However, it is not only the songs, otherwise you would be limited to the purchase of the soundtrack or watching videos on the respective sites. "Grease 2" — this touching Comedy, and nostalgic greetings from the past, even given the dissimilarity of the local realities on our your high school years. It is foolish to seek out about the film is that there be the principle is not can. Before us is a youth musical film with work, but yet held on a rickety log elementary artistic taste, and got to the opposite shore in the arms of his older brother, too, by the way, do not competing for the title of the profound drama. So that is not matter bad karma this broken fate, but has found an appreciative audience, opus I can equivocation to say that never got so much pleasure from movie such a low rating. Indeed, the execution can not be pardoned.