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Super Troopers 2 Movie Review

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Super Troopers 2: The highly anticipated Super Troopers sequel comes to the screen nearly 17 years after the original raunchy comedy launched Broken Lizard’s debut feature into beloved cult status. The gang of inept Vermont highway patrolmen returns to duty after being once again dismantled, this time due to an unspecified “Fred Savage incident.” The premise of their reinstated status is as you’d come to expect, outlandish; the government of Canada must turn over a parcel of land to the United States and the only officers entrusted with the smooth transition of power are somehow good ole Thorny (Jay Chandrasekhar), Mac (Steve Lemme), Rabbit (Erik Stolhanske), Foster (Paul Soter), even Farva (Kevin Heffernan), and of course to keep them in line, Captain O’Hagan (Brian Cox). 

Super Troopers 2

Super Troopers 2 comes to audiences thanks to one of the most successful movie crowdfunding campaigns which helped raise its goal of $2,000,000 in little over 24 hours. It’s been a long time coming for fans, and you could gauge the anticipation and excitement from those that attended the screening prior to the film having even begun. Once it started, it was the most cheers I’ve witnessed besides that of any MCU movies. It was also the most weed smellin’ theatre I’ve ever been to. Jay Chandrasekhar reprises his role as director, and wrote the film along with the rest of Broken Lizard. It seems to me that that Broken Lizard’s success comes from the creative set-up they have, the collaborative process and the crowd funding must have afforded them more freedom and less studio interference than most other writers are given. This ensures that they can stay true to their visions, and deliver exactly what fans would expect. Any fan of the original will for sure love Super Troopers 2, I thought the sequel was even better than the first.

The original’s success and cult following allow the sequel to afford more star power. It contains hilarious cameos from Sean William Scott, Damon Wayans Jr., and the addition of Rob Lowe as a former hockey star turned small Canadian town mayor along with his crew of Mounties including Will Sasso, Tyler Labine, and Hayes MacArthur. Other stars reprise their roles from the original, which fans will be happy to see the return of.

The addition of the Mounties is by far the best part in my opinion, though some may be insulted by the blatant stereotypes. I feel that since 2 out of 3 of the actors are Canadian, we can all get over it and enjoy it for the low-brow humor that Broken Lizard is famous for. The movie had the audience rolling, in more than one way, the entire time. Prepare yourself for the same antics, I shouldn’t have to specify but don’t take your kids to this, though we did see the original way too young so maybe they’ll be alright. Is it too early to ask for a 3rd installment? If there’s good turnout, hopefully Broken Lizard can get those big studio bucks and acclaim they deserve for their originality.

Super Troopers 2 Movie Review

Super Troopers 2
 Super Troopers 2 DIRECTOR:  Jay Chandrasekhar
STUDIO:  Fox Searchlight
GENRE:  Comedy
MPAA:  R
RELEASE DATE:  April 20 2018
AUTHOR:  Roxy De La Rosa
Roxy de la Rosa Roxy and her dogs are San Diego natives all hailing from Baja. She is a graduate of SDSU with a bachelor's degree in Television, Film, and New Media Production. Roxy is a huge comedy film and sitcom fan who hopes to become a TV writer, but for now she spends her time "researching" Netflix when she should be writing.

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