Several years after the first film, the officers have been fired from the Spurbury Police Department after taking Fred Savage on a ride-along that resulted in his death. Farva (Heffernan) is now a construction supervisor, with Mac (Lemme) and Rabbit (Stolhanske) working for him. Thorny (Chandrasekhar) works in logging, and Foster (Soter) is living with his girlfriend and former coworker, Spurbury Police Chief Ursula Hanson (Coughlan). Mac receives a call from his former boss, Captain O'Hagen (Cox), to gather the group and meet for a fishing trip in Canada. Once the group arrives, they find that O'Hagen's intention had been for them to have a meeting with Vermont Governor Jessman (Carter). She explains that during a recent land survey, it was discovered that land in Canada was originally designated for the US. Canada has agreed to hand over the land, and Gov. Jessman needs to set up a police department to take over from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the region. She invites the ...
My stance on Super Troopers (2001) was one of mediocrity, it wasn't bad, it wasn't good, it was just a run of the mill average comedy (But still better than the nonsense Broken Lizard normally put out)
I think few would have expected a sequel 17yrs later, but here it is and it's actually quite a bit better. With most of the original cast, Jay Chandrasekhar directing/writing/starring and a host of famous names joining the roster I actually walked away marginally impressed.
There are some genuine laugh out loud moments and for the most part the humor is consistent and rapid fire. So why 6/10? Well though it's certainly funnier and lined with a large amount of talent it's still hampered by the same host of flaws.
For a start most of the leads are really underwhelming, they're like "Friends of the stars" who have been given roles (As you often see). Except here they're the leads and totally out of their league, they just don't impress and pale in comparison to the rest of the cast.
Some jokes miss their mark, the finale was kind of pants, the actors doing Canadian accents were just dreadful and though this would be a high 6/10 it's still not something I'd consider "Good".
Perfectly watchable stuff, a big improvement on the last film, but don't expect any split sides.
Great side cast
Some funny moments
Emmanuelle Chriqui and her secret to eternal youth!
Some really weak pivotal cast members
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