Continuing a trend of belated sequels, Super Troopers 2 provides a somewhat more structured movie than its 16-year-old predecessor. That approach doesn't seem to accommodate the style of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard, who made a fairly funny comedy with the individual comic sketches within Super Troopers but let the plot take over just a bit too much. Here, we get a few more amusing scenes involving the shenanigans—or, as is apparently, according to the movie itself, preferred in Canada,…
Wildling changes directions one too many times. Director Fritz Böhm and Florian Eder's screenplay starts under enigmatic circumstances and becomes a strange but sympathetic coming-of-age story. The final turn abandons the story's mystery and its compassion for a straightforward horror tale that neither makes much sense nor fulfills the promise of its first two acts.
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This is the movie equivalent of a spoiled child having a temper tantrum, stomping around the room, and, through the whole thing, repeatedly falling down. It would be easy to be annoyed with the movie if it weren't so unaware of how damn funny its display of pointless outrage is.
Mortdecai is the stuff that inspires stipulations in wills, as in, "Have some basic decency on the event of my passing, and don't let people bring up that one movie." On the more positive side of things, it's also one of those movies that will likely be a, if not the, low point for everyone involved, which theoretically means that everyone here only has better things to look forward to in the future of their careers. Even so, this one is going to sting.
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