“ I think I prefer these kinds of movies that are virtually plot-less because that seems to be how teenage life was back then, not quite dwelling on the up and coming future, just concerned for "the here and now.
“ The duo find themselves in a film though where little occurs plotwise - something that results in large lulls in between memorable moments such as Carradine urinating out of a window.
“ Pretty Slow and With No Real Plot .
“ Instead we get a procession of largely entertaining sequences.
“" Being able to catch it again, remastered in 2001, I enjoyed it!
“ The end result is a movie that is roughly half decent and half pointless, which makes delivering a firm recommendation somewhat of a challenge.
“ Accordingly, I rate this incredibly boring film as definitely below average.
“However, the most engrossing elements in this effort are an accidental product of its era.
“ I wasn't a 70's teen, but I imagine it must've been mighty fun living during that specific time..to be honest, "The Pom Pom Girls" doesn't have a plot to speak of, really just a series of events leading up to a race of suicidal chicken over a chick between Carradine, who is just a charming, unpredictable, reckless rascal, and Bill Adler who must've been in 20 of these movies in the 70's.
“ Do these kids care about anything other than engaging in behavior inspired by the Greek god Dionysus?
“ It should be noted that Crown International Pictures-perhaps one of the most successful of the drive-in distributors-was responsible for this and they always made many quite enjoyable B-type movies of this genre like Malibu Beach (which also featured Susan Player) and The Van (which also featured Bill Adler).
“ The vibe and lack of plot of the two movies are very similar.
“ so, I rented this, and actually enjoyed it.
“ My favorite was a food fight scene that has Carradine and Adler taking their time in Laurel-and-Hardy slow burn-like fashion.
“ This results in a film that ultimately feels empty-headed, hedonistic, and shallow.
“ Incredibly Boring .
“ THE POM POM GIRLS is not a good movie, but it's an entertaining "drive-in" flick -- excellent to "make out" to.
“ In fact, while The Cheerleaders was a sex farce through and through, The Swinging Cheerleaders went back and forth between comedy and drama, and Revenge of the Cheerleaders was a contrived chaotic mess, The Pom Pom Girls seemed more life-like in presenting the teen hijinks and seeing how some friendships and relationships develop overtime despite some still contrived moments like the football game devolving into a free-for-all fight!