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Super Troopers 2 Blu-ray Review

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Strictly for fans of Broken Lizard and “Super Troopers.”

After being fired from their Vermont Highway Patrol jobs, Foster, Thorny, Mac, Rabbit, and Farva get a second chance when they hired on to oversee the transition of a Canadian territory that is actually becoming part of the U.S. Of course, this transition job doesn’t exactly go smoothly as they clash with the 3 Mountees they are essentially replacing AND uncover a smuggling operation.

16 years after the original “Super Troopers,” the Broken Lizard comedy troupe decided to make a sequel to the cult comedy. Why now of all times? I have no idea. As tends to be the case with any sequel that is released many, many years after the original (there are rare exceptions), “Super Troopers 2” simply doesn’t compare to the original…which wasn’t that good to begin with. One would think after a long period of time, the writers would have had a clear vision of what the sequel would like, but the final product feels like a slapped together sequel that is a chore to get through. Not only does it feel like a comedy stuck in the past, but the movie becomes so lazy and tired in the first 15 minutes. Granted, if you like Broken Lizard, “Super Troopers” and dopey humor (such as bathroom humor, bad puns, bad Canadian jokes and infantile back and forths), this may be up your alley, but outside of those demographics, I’d wager this comedy will struggle to find an audience.

To be fair, the sequel isn’t without its moments. There are some chuckle worthy jokes (the Flova Scotia ad comes to mind) and memorable cameos (not spoiling those here), but even some of these bits are later ruined by being overexposed.

On an end note here, I do have to wonder why Brian Cox came back. The great veteran actor is far too good to be slumming it in this and I couldn’t help but feel bad for him (although I’m sure he at least got a nice payday of it).

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.85:1. How does it look? Despite the often mediocre cinematography, this is a decent hi-def transfer.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? This track isn’t going to floor anyone, but it does the job.

Extras: * Digital copy * DVD copy * Fox trailers and 2 “Super Troopers 2” trailers * 21 deleted/extended scenes (the Wolverine bit is amusing) * “Making Super Troopers 2” includes set footage, interviews, info about the crowdfunding campaign and production and more. A strong extra feature * “Kevin Heffernan: Method Actor”- A mockumentary about Heffernan and his character Farva.

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July 16, 2018 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , ,

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