"Super Troopers 2" Movie Review
This review of Super Troopers 2 is coming from someone who found it unbearable to sit through the first Super Troopers. Like the reprising main characters, this sequel lacks ambition, but anyone who did enjoy the first one will likely be okay with that.
What's most unfortunate, though, is that I actually thought the far-fetched premise of Troopers 2 had potential. When the government realizes that markers for the USA/Canadian border are off, the new perimeter identifies a Canadian town to now be in Vermont territory, and the disbarred team of misfit troopers are reassembled to transition this new area to America.
There could've been great laugh-out-loud jokes, insightful commentary about Canadian and American culture, and ultimately, a solid message about the value of nationalism.
But if you're familiar with Super Troopers, you know these are lofty expectations for a team that only has one thing in mind when trying to reach "high" goals. Troopers 2 aims low with crass dick jokes, cheap gags, unrealistic scenarios, and the most rudimentary storytelling and filmmaking capabilities.
17 years may have gone by since the first movie, but clearly, no one on in this production has bothered to grow up.
Acting and Casting - 1 | Visual Effects and Editing - 0 | Story and Message - 0 | Entertainment Value - 0 | Music Score and Soundtrack - 0 | Reviewer's Preference - 0