But I may be predisposed for laughter since I'm one of the under-30 crowd. However, Super Troopers is a work of pure insanity and pure genius. From start to finish, you don't get much time to recover from laughing. All things considered, it had a plot that won out over most of the teen-bop movies I've had to sit through. And those didn't make me laugh a quarter as much. So you decide on what you want to watch -- another teen movie or this work of masterpiece?
It's in some town in Vermont near the border, who cares? It's got the green New England small town feel. Complete with a local diner that the town and highway cops frequent. Notice they park on polar sides. Then the next thing you see is maple syrup. Pure, viscous maple syrup being chugged in competition. It makes you cringe, laugh and feel empathy for Rabbit when he has to finish the rest of the bottle.
The town cops are condescending, and clearly more organized in the sane sense of the word. The two factions hate each other, but even as the ax comes down to close the state police station they keep at it [by 'it' I mean shananigans]. There's a murder on the highway, but a rampaging pig inside a Winnebago coerces the state police to give it to the locals. It turns out that case, solved in entirety is the key edge either side needs to survive the firing.
There's enough quirks, and pure comic craziness to keep you guessing what they'll do next. They're all newcomers [to me] except Brian Cox, and Daniel von Bargen. If you can get your hands on it, sacrifice a few hours and watch this. ..Twice. You'll get subtle things you missed the first time with the second round.
I gave it a 10. A comedy is a comedy, but this is a comedy that's innovative in its own genre. One day, I hope to write something as crazy.