I’m seeing the pattern in both Grease and Grease 2 here: uncool kid falls for cool kid; uncool kid has to change to make it work. I’m not sure if that’s the reason these movies were popular, but that’s just wrong. The dancing is less ridiculous than it is in the first movie, but I liked the songs in the first movie better.
For no reason at all I remember when my eighth-grade teacher mentioned something about a gang called Grease before we started reading The Outsiders. I wonder if she was referring to the gang in this movie. None of us really got it though.