I was worried it would fall into the pitfalls of comedy sequels like Anchorman 2, American Reunion, and Zoolander 2, films that just were not nearly as funny as their genius predecessors. But thankfully this film did not disappoint me as many comedy reboots/sequels do, I found myself laughing hard at many of the silly and outlandish situations and jokes. I laughed much harder than the aforementioned sequels. And the film, like the first, does not take itself seriously, it knows the first is a cult classic and they don't try to out shine it, they just are as they are. One should not come to such a film thinking they will experience emotional, introspective, and thought provoking cinema, this is a silly old fun time that had me laughing several times, a long with everyone else in the theater,
And as far as it goes as a sequel to such a cult classic, they honestly could have done infinitely worse knowing how some reboots/sequels have turned out. Like I said before it doesn't try to outshine the first, but rather play on the things that made the first one so great. Its stupid, but fun. And without giving too much away, there are more than one joke relating to the original that fans such as myself will enjoy seeing. So no, it had no beautiful cinematography, had no introspective character development, and had no greater message, but honestly, who gives a s***, it a fun and stupid movie that I enjoyed because I knew this film was intended to not be taken seriously, its a comedy for crying out loud. People will review saying its lame, but don't listen, hey are flat out wrong.