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Super Troopers 2 (2018)


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)

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Chappaquiddick (2017)


Chappaquiddick (2017)

Prior to seeing this movie, I had no knowledge of Ted Kennedy’s infamous scandal.  This is not something that is talked about in school.  I remember having class discussions about the assassination of JFK.  However, I never heard a word about how JFK’s brother, Ted tarnished the family name.  It makes you wonder about all of the things that get left out of the history books.

Chappaquiddick is based on the true story of when in 1969 Senator Ted Kennedy fled the scene of a car accident in which his woman passenger was left to drown in his submerged vehicle on Chappaquiddick Island.

The movie was directed by John Curran and the noteworthy cast includes Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, Kate Mara, Bruce Dern, and Clancy Brown.

The movie let the story speak for itself.  It was slow and methodical and seems factual.  This is certainly not a feel-good film, nor is it a movie that you are going to want to rush out and see a second time.

Ted really disgraced the Kennedy name.  I always hear about the bad luck that surrounded the Kennedys, but there was also a lot of scandal that surrounded them.  I believe that you make your own luck in life.  Obviously, a lot of the things that happened to the Kennedys were awful, but it does make me wonder how much of the scandalous stuff they brought on themselves.  Just think about how many conspiracy theories revolve around the Kennedys.

The almost full theater that I was in was eerily quiet after the film ended.  I think that was because the story was a sick display of what people with a position of power, especially in government, are capable of.

This was a disturbingly vile true story of how America was duped and Ted Kennedy successfully swept manslaughter under the rug.  He seemed to show no remorse for being responsible for a woman’s death.  All he cared about was protecting his political career.

It is a travesty that Ted was able to go on to be one of the longest running senators in history.  It goes to show just how corrupt the government can be.

I have not been a big fan of Jason Clarke.  He just has not been very likable in anything that I have seen him in.  He played his part of Ted Kennedy well in this movie, however.  To the point where I do not like him because of how bad his character is.  That is how you know an actor is decent; when he is a believable bad guy.

The thought of two comedians (Gaffigan and Helms) in serious roles in this film made me nervous, but they were both likable for the parts that they played.

The filmmaking of Chappaquiddick was not overdone.  They told the story and did not sugarcoat it.  With how far left Hollywood leans, I am a little surprised that this film even got made, and furthermore, made wide release.  The movie felt impartial politically, which I felt was tasteful.  Too often movies will attack one political party with slanted views and opinions to further their agenda.  Chappaquiddick seemed to just stick to the facts and try to tell both sides of the story without choosing a side.

I rate this movie a 7.5 on a scale of 1-10.

 

If you liked this film then you might also enjoy:

 

JFK (1991)

Bobby (2006)

Jackie (2016)

Lincoln (2012)

All the President’s Men (1976)

The Post (2017)

Wag the Dog (1997)

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

The Ides of March (2011)

Munich (2005)

Beirut (2018)

The American President (1995)

State of Play (2009)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Citizen Kane (1941)