The other day I managed to snag a copy of Surf’s Up 2…real cheap. You know I actually wondered why before I saw this, and why were there hardly any reviews out there.
Unlike what Wikipedia says the film is more than just the gang from the first film (minus Big Z) teaming up with a group of insane surfers. To find this mystery spot, with a steady 50 foot wave and they have to outrace lightening on a surfboard.
The biggest difference between the 2 films that Cody Maverick acts more like a jerk in this one. So his career in surfing didn’t take off and really the excuse they gave is super lame.
When you think they really aren’t going to do the same old, same old. They do, and they tack on needless explanations at various points in the film that really slows it down.
Does this film has issues? HELL YEAH!!! Is it geared more towards kids? HELL YEAH!!! Especially when they say that Lani is more of a friend than a girlfriend or wife like they hinted in the original. Would a fan of the original like it? No.
My final score 5.6 out of 10