Rating (2.5 out of 3)
Summary: I admittedly laughed quite a bit at this movie. The dropped cultural references were enjoyable. The hour and forty-four minutes pass quickly. However, with an objective lens, the story is predictable and thin in originality. Don’t think, and you might actually enjoy this movie. If not, this move might even be a 1 out of 5 stars.
Plot: Cole (Judah Lewis) is now in High School, and his classmates, plus the resurrected crew from the first movie, are out to sacrifice him.
Details: Don’t search for a sophisticated plot in this film. From the onset, you see where the movie is going. The resurrection of the prior crew just happens. No real explanation. If you accept they are back and roll with it, this movie is acceptable.
The deaths are designed to make your laugh. And while a wakeboard decapitating Bella Thorne was good for a chuckle, the scene is forced. A couple other kill scenes had the same feeling.
The story fell apart for me when the Bee (Samara Weaving) returns and miraculously was our heroine’s babysitter, Phoebe (Jenna Ortega). They flop Bee from villain to hero. Doesn’t make sense, and it was the best way for everyone to survive.
If it weren’t for some of the references, and Robbie Amell pulling off his jock lines, this movie is terrible.