4 June 2009 | Coventry
The glorious return of juvenile delinquency!
"Porky's II: The Next Day" was a weak and frustratingly tame movie that couldn't hold a candle to the wayward original; which I personally consider to be a classic in its own specific league. One of the – admittedly many – reasons of failure was the absence of the titular redneck character who was more or less profiled as the teen protagonists' arch enemy in the first film. Porky Wallace (glorious role of the late Chuck Mitchell) was a fat and sleazy night club owner from a neighboring county who humiliated and deceived the oversexed high school teenagers and prevented them from getting laid in his club. This led to fantastically comical and vulgar situations, but the first sequel skipped all this in favor of politically correct humor and ethically valuable morals. Well, just like the producers of "Halloween" found out after the disastrous third installment
every franchise also partly relies on a solid villainous character. The input of Porky's character in this third and final movie isn't exactly tremendous, but it definitely helps. The jokes and absurd situations are also a lot funnier again (albeit not nearly as funny as in the original) because they all revolve on raging hormones, bizarre sexual fetishes, embarrassing encounters and plain juvenile delinquency! Few weeks before graduating high school (about time, as they all appear to be in their mid-twenties
), the cheerful posse has the chance of realizing their biggest dream: winning the state championship in basketball. They face a big – literally – obstacle when it turns out their beloved coach has unsettled debts with Porky, who now owns a luxurious casino boat. The only way out is for the team to lose the finale and have Porky cash in the betting money, but their mind is too strongly set on winning
This is good old-fashioned and textbook 80's comedy, meaning relaxing and utterly brainless. Ideal stuff to re-watch after all these years and revive the spirit of 80's trash.