Daily Archives: February 25, 2020

Super Troopers 2 (2018)

*. Seventeen years later, the boys are back. And perhaps the most remarkable thing is that they don’t look any different. It’s like time stood still.
*. Critics piled on because it’s clear that one thing Broken Lizard weren’t doing in those seventeen years was writing jokes for Super Troopers 2. But given the whimsy of crowdfunding here we were.
*. If you liked Super Troopers you’ll probably like Super Troopers 2. I think I actually enjoyed it a bit more. There were a couple of near laughs and a few smiles, mainly having to do with the gang mangling French. The material, however, mostly just plays on the usual Canada vs. the United States lines. Remember Canadian Bacon? Or South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut? Mix those with some Police Academy shenanigans and there you have it.
*. If you are laughing at a movie like this it’s because of how obviously stupid and bad it is. If you’re in the mood for that kind of thing (or, even better, drunk and/or stoned) then I can see it being a good time. I can’t help thinking that I’ve laughed more at even stupider movies, which tells me that something else is missing here. It’s not like these guys are totally without talent, but I wonder to what extent they’re even trying.