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Surf II (1984)

Traditionally, sequels are never up to the standards of the original: Surf II, which is a sequel to nothing in particular, is therefore worse than anyone could possibly have imagined. With its incoherent mix of goo-gobbling contests, grainy surf footage, scratchy surf hits, tits 'n' ass, washed-up comedians, unappealing and indistinguishable leads, punk zombies, misguided hommages to Jerry Lewis, and a level of wit that would shame, in the words of the script, "a fuckin' zoo", this stands as by far the most dreadful entry in a genre which has very little going for it in the first place.

First Published In: Monthly Film Bulletin vol.51 no.610 (November 1984) p.345 (UK)


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