August Keller

@WritesAugust

Shenanigans are afoot once again as we are reunited with one of the most beloved raunchy comedy groups in Super Troopers 2. From the beginning, this movie sets the tone with a somewhat humorous but overall aimless dream sequence. After that, the movie kicks into a loose fish-out-of-water story with many recognizable tropes along the way. Nice character moments show up here and there for some laughs but it requires a good amount of effort from the audience to play along.

Specifically, the writing is childish, the direction and camerawork are wholly unimaginative, and the acting is inconsistent. Many performances are enjoyable (Rob Lowe, Will Sasso, Tyler Labine, Kevin Heffernan & Jay Chandrasekhar all get laughs) but there are often too many missteps or bland choices to stay engaged. The broad decisions of Super Troopers 2 are fine because they are safe but the lack of detail leaves a noticeable void in this film. Since very little wit or cleverness makes its way into Super Troopers 2, it is always a step behind its viewers and is a sub-par movie experience.

Writing: 3/10
Direction: 2/10
Cinematography: 3/10
Acting: 4/10
Editing: 5/10
Sound: 6/10
Score/Soundtrack: 5/10
Production Design: 6/10
Casting: 8/10
Effects: 6/10

Overall Score: 4.8/10