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Jay Chandrasekhar
Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme
Writing Credits:
Broken Lizard

When a border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers are tasked with establishing a Highway Patrol station in the disputed area.

Box Office:
$13.5 million.
Opening Weekend
$15,181,624 on 2038 Screens.
Domestic Gross

Rated R.

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
English DTS-HD MA 5.1
English Descriptive Audio 5.1
Spanish Dolby 5.1
French Dolby 5.1
Supplements Subtitles:

Runtime: 99 min.
Price: $34.99
Release Date: 7/17/2018
• “Making Super Troopers 2” Featurette
• Extended/Deleted Scenes
• “Kevin Heffernan: Method Actor” Featurette
• Previews & Trailers
• DVD Copy


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Super Troopers 2 [Blu-Ray] (2018)

Reviewed by Colin Jacobson (July 22, 2018)

Back in 2002, Super Troopers made a whopping $18 million at the box office in the US. That total was good enough to prompt a sequel – 16 years later.

2018’s Super Troopers 2 didn’t do much better, as it raked in a mere $30 million. Maybe this means we’ll get Super Troopers 3 in 2034.

Troopers 2 reintroduces us to the same crew of Vermont Highway Patrolmen featured in the original. Led by Captain John O’Hagen (Brian Cox), we meet Troopers Arcot "Thorny" Ramathorn (Jay Chandrasekhar), Jeff Foster (Paul Soter), MacIntyre "Mac" Womack (Steve Lemme), Robert "Rabbit" Roto (Eric Stolhanske) and Rodney "Rod" Farva (Kevin Heffernan).

Due to misconduct, they lost their gig years ago, but a dispute occurs along the US/Canada border and the authorities feel the former troopers should come back to work to handle matters. It appears the troopers’ domain now includes parts of the Great White North, so the reappointed officers deal with their new citizens and other concerns.

I could’ve sworn I saw and wrote up the original Troopers, but this site’s database doesn’t lie. There’s no evidence of such a review, so I guess my aging brain got all addlepated again!

Actually, I’m 99 percent sure I believed I saw Troopers because I did review 2004’s Club Dread, the follow-up from “Broken Lizard”, the comedy group behind Troopers. Clearly I mixed up the two and felt I’d watched one instead of the other.

Not that I’ve given tons of thought to Dread since 2004, because I disliked it. Despite a couple of funny moments, most of it seemed witless and inane.

Does Troopers 2 indicate that the Broken Lizard guys have upped their game since 2004? Nope – not in the least, as this sequel offers the same form of crass, cheap stabs at humor advanced in their earlier material.

Barely three minutes into the movie, we get a joke in which one character knees another in the nuts, and matters progress apace from there. Every once in a while, a joke almost kind of sort of feels like it thought about being clever, but the vast majority of the gags tend toward cheap and stupid.

In addition to the relentless crudeness, Troopers 2 takes endless lame potshots at Canadians. We get a series of Canada jokes that would’ve been too tired and lame for South Park 20 years ago, but the Broken Lizard guys seem to think these gags remain fresh and funny.

Honestly, Troopers 2 presents a collection of lousy comedy skits with a loose story attached. I wouldn’t mind the ramshackle narrative construction if the end result prompted laughs, but the film remains so moronic and unfunny that it turns into a chore to watch.

Stick around through the completion of the end credits, as a number of bonus clips appear.

The Disc Grades: Picture B+/ Audio B/ Bonus B-

Super Troopers 2 appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a quality presentation.

Sharpness was fine. A handful of wider shots could be a little tentative, but those remained in the minority, as most of the flick appeared concise and accurate.

Jagged edges and shimmering didn’t occur, and edge enhancement remained absent. Source flaws also failed to present any problems, as the movie offered a clean image.

In terms of colors, the film favored a moderately amber/orange tint with some teal thrown in at times. The colors were solid within the design parameters.

Blacks seemed deep and tight, while shadows were good. I thought this was a consistently appealing presentation.

As for the film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, it seemed more than satisfactory. Though it often favored the usual “comedy mix”, some scenes presented a few chances for the soundscape to explode.

We did find a few action scenes – most of which focused on fights and gunfire – but the track usually opted for stereo music and general environmental material. These opened up the piece in a satisfying manner.

I thought audio quality appeared positive. Speech seemed distinctive and natural, with no rough tones or other issues.

Score and songs displayed clear, warm music, and effects functioned well. Those elements were reasonably realistic and full throughout the movie. Again, nothing here dazzled, but the mix accentuated the action in a good way.

Only a handful of extras appear here, and we start with Making Super Troopers 2. The 39-minute, 50-second program includes notes from the members of Broken Lizard, various fans/donors, bear trainer Ruth LaBarge, and actors Marisa Coughlan, Brian Cox, Lynda Carter, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Hayes MacArthur, Will Sasso, and Tyler Labine.

“Making” looks at financing and preparation, cast, and aspects of the production. Much of this comes from behind the scenes footage, so this isn’t much of a traditional “making of” piece, but it gives us a good collection of observations and glimpses of the shoot.

Kevin Heffernan: Method Actor runs a mere one minute, 50 seconds and features actor/director Jay Chandrasekhar and actors Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, and Steve Lemme. This is a promotional piece in which all involved claim actor Heffernan is a chore to deal with. It’s not especially interesting.

21 Extended/Deleted Scenes fill a total of 19 minutes, 40 seconds. These largely provide alternate or longer versions of existing segments, so no new story or character material emerges. A new bit in which the troopers put a Canadian through an endless sobriety test almost entertains.

The disc opens with an ad for Deadpool 2. We also find two trailers for Troopers 2.

A second disc provides a DVD copy of Troopers 2. It includes the same extras as the Blu-ray.

With Super Troopers 2, the guys of Broken Lizard take a simple concept and milk it for little to no actual amusement. Stupid, inane and almost wholly free from laughs, this becomes a painful 99 minutes. The Blu-ray presents pretty good picture and audio along with a few useful supplements. Maybe Broken Lizard fans will enjoy the movie, but I can’t find anything entertaining about it.

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