It’s never a good sign when in order to make a sequel to a financially successful cult film you have to resort to crowd funding. Super Troopers has managed to find everything you’d want in a film nearly twenty years after it came and went from theaters. For comedy that’s multiple lifetimes, however, and Super Troopers 2 always seemed like a great idea that never happened.
And after watching what happened when the Broken Lizard troop got a crowd funded film it makes you realize just how brilliant the first really was.
Simple premise. Years after the police officers from the original found a way to screw up the jobs they had at the end of the original. When the U.S and Canadian borders wind up in a state of dispute, with a chunk of Canada revealed to be American property after all, and the boys are tasked with managing the transition with some very unhappy Canadians. Throw in a crime to be solved and you’ve got all of the requisites of a sequel that should’ve been made in 2003.
Unfortunately, nearly 20 years after the original, the spirit of what made the original is there but the comedy isn’t. The problem is that the film is designed for purely the cult audience that embraced it the first time around. The film turns into a lot of the same gags from the first film, many of them not working this time around.
If you loved the original to the point where you still quote it right meow, then this is a film you’ve probably had pre-ordered since it was announced. If not save yourself the time and watch the original.
A making of, some trailers, deleted an& extended scenes and an EPK highlight a pretty light blu-ray.
presents . Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar. Written by Broken Lizard. Starring Steve Lemme, Tyler Labine, Hayes MacArthur, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Lynda Carter, Rob Lowe, Brian Cox, Kevin Heffernan, Paul Soter, Jay Chandrasekhar, Erik Stolhanske, Will Sasso. Run Time: 102 minutes. Rated R. Released on: 7.17.18
Tags: Brian Cox, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Erik Stolhanske, Hayes MacArthur, Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Lynda Carter, Paul Soter, Rob Lowe, Steve Lemme, Super Trooper 2, Tyler Labine, will sasso