Published on April 19th, 2018 | by Josh Aja0
Super Troopers 2
Your favorite troopers of Vermont State Highway Patrol are back for a whole new adventure. After being fired from the Spurbury Police Department the former troopers are now working various jobs and dreaming of their former glory days on the road. One day the Governor of Vermont (Lynda Carter) brings Captain O’Hagan (Brian Cox) to a small town just across the Canadian border from Vermont to let them know she has a job for them. It seems that the border is not in the correct spot and a small section what was thought to be Canada is actually owned by United States. She needs a team of trained, and available, troopers to temporarily patrol the new part of Vermont and the “super” troopers are just the team to do so. Under the guidance of O’Hagan the five troopers, Thorny (Jay Chandrasekhar), Mac (Steve Lemme), Foster (Paul Soter), Rabbit (Erik Stolhanske) and Farva (Kevin Heffernan), will work with locals to transition the Canadian Mounties out and the Vermont State Patrol in.
With a reputation for being the polite neighbor to the north the troopers feel as though they will get a warm reception. But at their introduction ceremony the troopers are greeted with insults, beer bottles, and hockey pucks thrown at them. They begin to realize that the Canadians see them as invaders rather than new countrymen. Now the mustached troopers must win the hearts and minds of the new American citizens, while navigating a harsh environment with no help from the town mayor Guy LeFranc (Rob Lowe) or the outgoing Mounties (Tyler Labine as Bellefuille, Will Sasso as Archambault and Hayes MacArthur as Podien). They must do a good job for America, their futures and the Vermont State Patrol.
This is the latest film by the Broken Lizard comedy and film group (Chandrasekhar, Lemme, Soter, Stolhanske and Heffernan). While all are credited with writing the film it was directed by Chandrasekhar (Beerfest, The Dukes of Hazzard). It is the follow up the stoner classic, Super Troopers, released 17 years ago. The story line is kind of all over the place and I think it comes together at the end but the story doesn’t seem really important, so don’t get too invested. What really shines are the characters and the comedy. They do a great job retaining the characters of original film and not losing the spark that really made the first film so loved. It really is like they made this movie right after the first film and not almost two decades later. Fans of the first film will not be disappointed about the characters. This movies starts out really well and is very funny for the first half of the film. But I think it was just too hard to keep the momentum the whole way through the film. There are parts that are funny but when they start to really get away from the shenanigans and into the meat of the story it gets a little corny for me.
This was a successful sequel. It didn’t fall into the pitfall of overthinking old characters. The new characters add something to the story and were fun to watch. Heffernan, as Farva, definitely has the funniest lines and almost steals the entire movie. I was not overly found of the Thorny characters storyline. The whole experience was nostalgic. It brought me back to watching the first movie and I left enjoying the film. It’s not overly complicated and definitely has some cheesy comedy moments, some that I could do without. Overall a good movie that made me laugh.
3 out of 5