Not nearly as substantial as the original. This film has little more to offer than a mindless romp in the Florida sun in the early 1980's.
Here I go again. I am prejudiced. I am both a Florida fiend and hopelessly nostalgic for the 1980's. That's all there is in this movie. It is otherwise totally forgettable. Nevertheless, it is fun. Not every movie tries or even should be a literary work of art.
Fort Lauderdale of 1983, a few years before I got there for the first time myself! I can watch this movie over and over. It is another time capsule I love to open. There is the music, lots of early 80's rockabilly and synthesizer pop; the beautiful Fort Lauderdale locations, lots more than the original movie; and, of course, the boys! Oh, how I want the 80's back again! If you don't, then don't bother with this movie. Otherwise, just turn it on and enjoy a trip down memory lane, with a beachfront view.