Super Troopers 2 (2018)
I absolutely hated the first movie, Super Troopers (2001). It was beyond stupid and I enjoyed nothing about it at all. I know, what a wonderful reason to go see the second movie, right? I guess I saw the movie for the sake of reviewing it.
With the addition of Rob Lowe, Seann William Scott, Clifton Collins Jr., Will Sasso, and loving Jim Gaffigan as a comedian, I thought that this sequel might have some humor in it.
The film is about a group of misfit state troopers who are sent to patrol newly gained American land that once belonged to Canada.
The movie was directed by Jay Chandrasekhar and the noteworthy cast includes Brian Cox, Robe Lowe, Steve Lemme, Erik Stohlhanske, Jay Chandrasekhar, Paul Soter, Kevin Heffernan, Damon Wayans Jr., Seann William Scott, Clifton Collins Jr., Will Sasso, Jim Gaffigan, Marisa Coughlan, Lynda Carter, and Emmanuelle Chriqui.
Poop jokes. Puns. Awful. Garbage. Feces. Too much unnecessary male nudity. Jokes about shaving testicles, guys making out, and putting fingers in butts, to say the least. Really?
This review writes itself.
I do not know what is sadder, the fact that this movie made wide release, or the fact it had a big successful opening weekend.
Super Troopers 2 is easily one of the worst movies that I have ever seen (and that is saying a lot). I laughed once during the entire movie.
There was no real humor or substance to anything in this movie. I do not know how some of the actors in the film could stoop to such a low level.
Honestly, it took a lot of skill to make a movie this awful. Do yourself a favor and see anything else!
I rate this movie a 1 on a scale of 1-10. (If I could give a negative number, I would).
If you liked this film then you are part of the problem and here is a list of other garbage that you might also enjoy:
Super Troopers (2001)
Meet the Spartans (2008)
Funny People (2009)
Fifty Shades of Black (2016)
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Bad Moms (2016)
Bad Grandpa (2013)
Red 2 (2013)
After how awesome Red (2010) was, I thought for sure that Red 2 could never live up to its predecessor.
Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is a retired CIA agent who cannot seem to stay retired from mayhem. In this sequel to Red (2010), Moses bands together with a group of friends who also happen to be misfit murderers, in order to try to track down a missing nuke.
The film was directed by Dean Parisot and the rest of the noteworthy cast includes John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Neal McDonough, David Thewlis, Tim Pigott Smith, and Brian Cox.
In Red (2010) Malkovich completely stole the show. He was quirky and hilarious. He was the reason why the movie was so funny and probably the biggest contributor to its success. I assumed that I was in for a disappointment when I walked into Red 2. How could they possibly top the original? I think that I was not alone with this question because Red 2 did not do as well in theatres as it should have over the weekend.
Rarely does a sequel ever top the original and rarely is a sequel ever as good as the original. Well folks, I am here to tell you that Red 2 is almost as good as the original, if not as good. The acting was excellent, the action was thrilling, and the movie was hysterical.
I’m not sure how they pulled it off, but John Malkovich was just as funny in Red 2 as he was in Red. He might have even been funnier.
Zeta-Jones, Hopkins, and McDonough were all nice additions to the already spectacular cast.
The chemistry between Willis and Parker was priceless. There is a lot more humor between the duo now that their characters are an established couple.
The film was fast-paced and everything flowed nicely. It was all quick and to the point with never a dull moment. It might just be the action/comedy of the year.
If you thought that Red was great, do yourself a favor and go out and see Red 2. As sequels go, this one does not disappoint.
I rate this movie a 9 on a scale of 1-10.
Buy, rent, or run? Buy.
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