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Meatballs Part II
The insanity continues...
The second in-name-only sequel to the first Meatballs summer camp movie sets us at Camp Sasquash where the owner Giddy tries to keep his camp open after it's threatened with foreclosure after Hershey, the militant owner of Camp Patton located just across the lake, wants to buy the entire lake area to expand Camp Patton. Giddy suggests settling the issue with the traditional end-of-the-summer boxing match over rights to the lake. Meanwhile, a tough, inner city punk, nicknamed Flash, is at Camp Sasquash for community service as a counselor-in-training where he sets his sights on the naive and intellectual Cheryl, while Flash's young charges befriend an alien, whom they name Meathead, also staying at the camp for the summer.
Meatballs Part II is an 80's camp film that felt like it was on cable at least twice a week during my entire childhood. I'm sure I saw this over 30 times between 1985 and 1990. If there were ever a time I should not be trusted for my opinion on a film, this is probably it.
I'm going to say it. Meatballs Part II was perfect. A bold claim? Okay... it was the perfect film for me and it came at the perfect time. Meatballs Part II is one of those "PG" comedies that straddles a weird line between kids movie and teen sex romp. These don't happen anymore... the 80's were a special time. Terminator, A Nightmare on…
Wow, this movie is something special. More plots than a Spider-Man movie.
Man, this movie was bad! I seen it because I loved the first one with Bill Murray. The Alien was the only thing that kept me from giving it a half a star.
I really hated this movie until the alien showed up. Then it dawned on me that this movie gives so little fucks it's amazing. It was great watching this with friends and being completely dumbfounded by how ridiculously bad this movie got.
Camp Sasquatch is open for the summer and the kids are ready to have a good time, except for the fact that Camp Patton across the lake wants to duke it out in a boxing match for the lake and camp property. And the fight isn't looking to be in the favour of good Camp Sasquatch.
With none of the charm of the first film, Meatballs Part II quickly runs into trouble when a Styrofoam-looking alien shows up to partake in the camp activities. Ken Wiederhorn manages to sneak in some Shock Waves footage but this summer camp comedy should probably have been left at the bottom of the lake... Minimal laughs, annoying New Jersey accents, and out-of-this-world errors in filmmaking leave you wishing you'd decided to work for the summer than having to have visited this camp.
Sorry to say, the alien was just too much for me to handle. I still prefer parts I and IV.
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