May 05, 2003

Why, God, Why?

They are making Grease 3. That's right, a sequel to the abysmal Grease 2, which was a sequel to the horrible Grease. Some history: Grease is one of my sister's favorite movies. (The Brooke Shields softcore porn vehicle Blue Lagoon is another.) Thank god we didn't have a videotape machine when we still lived in the same house, or she would have tormented me with 24/7 replays of both.

(Via Amish Tech Support.)

Posted by Andrea Harris at May 5, 2003 11:43 AM

Okay, I'll admit it. I saw Grease 5 times in the theatre. Of course, I was nine years old at the time and my goal in life was to be a Solid Gold Dancer, so there you go.

It took me years to stop expecting high schoolers to look like they were in their thirties...

But Grease 2? Oh, dear God. Two words: Adrian Zmed. I still bear scars from my exposure to it on HBO.

Posted by: Tracey at May 5, 2003 at 01:04 PM

I saw Grease at least five times in the theater, and I catch it quote often on telvision. It's one of the best movies ever made. And no, I am not gay. I had a huge crush on Olivia Newton John. I waited till Grease 2 was on TV before I saw it. I think I got about hald-way through before I changes channels.

BTW: Grease 3 will be a sequel to Grease 1, not Grease 2, and will be set in the 1970s. I only hope it doesn't contain too much g--damn disco.

Posted by: Bill Dennis at May 5, 2003 at 01:34 PM

I don't know you people. (Hey, I went by numbers. As far as I am concerned, if there was an OG, and then a G2, then G3 is the sequel to G2.)

By the way, my revulsion at this project is almost entirely based upon the statement "it's set in the 70s." The only reason that I didn't own a "Screw Disco Dan" t-shirt is that my parents refused to by me one. (For those of you who don't know, "Disco Dan" was some sort of idealization of the white-polyester-suited, shirt-opened-to-the-navel, gold-medallion-wearing disco dancer guy. The t-shirt featured a picture of him with a giant screw through his torso. What did I listen to in the 70s instead of disco? Sixties music and classical music.)

Posted by: Andrea Harris at May 5, 2003 at 02:00 PM

By the way -- "OG" -- Original Grease.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at May 5, 2003 at 02:08 PM

I know of a fast-food place that's still making fries in OG.

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at May 5, 2003 at 02:24 PM

Strange tangent, Kevin, but more interesting than the original thread: there was a comparison review of fish & chip shops in London about a decade ago in Time Out, and when they asked how often they changed the oil, several places reacted with a blank stare. This is also why I rarely buy movie theater popcorn.

Posted by: David Jaroslav at May 5, 2003 at 02:58 PM

The horror, the horror!!

At least the remake can't have John Travolta in it.

Posted by: Scott (not Ott) at May 5, 2003 at 03:38 PM

Why can't it have Travolta? I mean, Hollywoodies are capable of anything. Think of it this way: G3 might keep him away from the remake of Harvey.

Posted by: Jack at May 5, 2003 at 03:45 PM

Grease 1....for the money.
Grease 2....for the show....
Grease 3....for even more money....and to get John Travolta working again?

The subtitle to Grease 3 should be:

"Grease 3: This time we squeeze blood from this turnip by setting it in the pre-Xanadu 70's!"

As usual, this sequel should make somebody at least a million dollars!

Now, to change the subject, "Matrix Reloaded"!!!

(Stunned silence)
(off the 1853 Lard Soap™®© box)
(exit stage right)

Posted by: John Hysmith at May 5, 2003 at 04:23 PM

Grease isn't a movie, it's a karaoke party. That said, I still love it. Mmmmmmmmlivia in black leather...

Ahem. Anyway, Grease 2 was just a showcase for Adrian Zmed's chest hair, which is why it sucked so bad.

Posted by: Dave at May 5, 2003 at 04:45 PM

The 70's rears it's ugly head yet again! Will you not not pass silently into that good night, 70's? Out, damned decade! Out, I say!

Posted by: Noel at May 6, 2003 at 12:08 AM

Did anyone see the Mad Mag version of Grease?

Grease came out when I was in junior high. Everybody wanted to be Sandy--but not the good girl Sandy, the bad girl Sandy.

Mad Mag's take was something like,"To get the guy you want, you have to be a slut. What a great moral for the children of today."

Honestly, at the time, I really liked it--but after my daughters played it and played it on VHS and DVD many, many times somehow that disc got, uhm, "scratched"....and the tape got "lost"...

Posted by: kellyds at May 6, 2003 at 02:05 AM

I'm better at tangents than original threads. Ask anybody.

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at May 6, 2003 at 07:17 PM