Meatballs Part II recycles the formula from the first movie, only it lacks the sincerity. There's no direct connection between the movies as a different bunch of kids spend a summer at a different camp. Most school camp movies are the same... either they're about two rival camps competing in a tournament or the camp is threatened by developers. Well Meatballs 2 has both. lol. And then just when you think the movie is pretty lame, along comes a space ship and leaves behind a teenage alien to spend the summer with humans. It's a massive case of WTF? But its so ridiculous that it redeems the movie. There's some familiar faces from the past (Paul Rubens, Kim Richards & Jason Hervey) and its generally a fun movie... but not a patch on the original.