Super Troopers 2 (2018) - review
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Starring: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme i.e.
Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar
Written by: Broken Lizard
Initial release: 2018
Super Troopers 2 is the sequel to the original cult classic film Super Troopers, arriving to the cinema screen a total of 17 years later. Super Troopers 2 is a comedy film directed by Jay Chandrasekhar and written by the comedy team Broken Lizard. The original Super Troopers appealed to many within the cannabis community, offering a lighthearted and funny watch that included numerous drug-based skits.
The impact of the original film was made clear when a crowdfunding project was launched to fund the production of the second movie. A massive $2 million was raised within 24 hours of the campaign's launch by loyal fans, which amassed into $4.7 million by the time the campaign came to an end.
Despite being created almost 2 decades later, the sequel picks up a mere few months after the original film ended. The original team, consisting of Farva, Mac, Rabbit, Thorny, and Foster, are tricked back into duty. The team end up serving as a transition squad to replace a team of Royal Canadian Mounted Police on a segment of land recently found to belong to America.
However, the townspeople are not pleased with the territorial changes and proceed to attack the crew and make things difficult for them. In the middle of the turmoil, the team discover the plans of drug dealers who aim to profit from the territorial shift.
Super Troopers 2 is an extremely casual watch, making it a superb flick when high. There is no complex storyline to pay attention to, no deep character development, and no risk of any of the humor flying over the viewer’s head. It’s full of basic and almost childlike jokes, hilariously over-dramatic scenes of confrontation, and one-liners that will get viewers belly laughing.
The chaos, jokes, and simplicity make Super Troopers 2 an excellent film to indulge in during a night in with some friends and some heavy indica strains or dabs. Fans of the original will be hit by waves of nostalgia due to the same cast, and new viewers will at least find the bizarre and slapstick humor entertaining to watch.
Super Troopers 2 isn’t a film for fans who like well thought out storylines, complex humor, and visual masterpieces. Super Troopers 2 is strictly a casual viewing experience. It’s also a flick that is certainly best watched while blazing, as many of the jokes are immature at best. Those who find it easy to maintain a straight face will easily withstand most of the jokes without so much as curling the sides of their mouths, especially if watching sober.
The sequel may disappoint original fans due to the lack of weed humor that occupied the first film. The original Super Troopers could easily be called a stoner comedy, whereas the second film doesn’t delve into this domain nearly as much.
THE BOTTOM LINE
If you are hard to make laugh, then don’t expect to be on the floor giggling or slapping your knees. The comedy in Super Troopers 2 is immature, extremely American, and very repetitive during parts of the film.
However, if you fancy something easy to watch during a stoned night in, look no further than this raucous reimagining of a stoner classic.