I’m very personal about this movie, you can tell that by the way I quickly tell anyone who’ll listen that it’s way better than the original, and of all the movies I’ve seen from its year, 1982, I rate it even over Gandhi. I love Michelle Pfeiffer, go figure.
But seriously. I think the songs in this movie are way more catchy than the original’s. Of course, there’s an element to my objection to the original to do with the popularity of the damn thing. In my opinion, there’s just a little too much adulation for that movie these days and I always get the impression when people talk enthusiastically about Grease, they’re talking about it because they haven’t seen that many movies that are so “old” (Monster-in-Law contains a great gag on this). And I hate the stupid flying car ending there.
The sequel is incredibly cheesy, but it knows it’s cheesy and it revels in its cheese, that’s why I love it so much. It purports to nothing. And Michelle Pfeiffer just drives me wild.