Crude, Rude and Silly
Going into a Broken Lizard comedy team movie was a completely new experience for this reviewer. Still trying to recover from the jolt to my senses, my noggin is reverberating like a gong and my eyes are continuously spinning. This is not the usual effect a movie has on me, but attending Super Troopers 2 was like an out-of-body experience run amok and supervised by someone with not one oar in the water but none at all.
When the governor of Vermont (a still-lovely Lynda Carter) figures out a border line between the United States and Canada has been tampered with and the markers have been moved, a whacky set of State Troopers are sent to the area to occupy the land. They set up a border station to which the Canadians greatly protest. They are not people to mess with, and they donít take kindly to becoming American citizens by default.
The troopers, who are a combination of the Three Stooges, The Keystone Kops, and Laurel and Hardy, are completely inept at upholding United Nations International Relations. They roar into town like gangbusters and alienate everyone. Our good relations with our neighbor that have been peaceful since the founding of the USA are destroyed within a matter of minutes. Fistfights break out, barrooms are destroyed, faces are bloodied. The troopers are not winning any friends.
Rob Lowe, who must have been between pictures and television shows, looks as though he just stopped by for an afternoon to film some scenes and to pick up some easy money. He plays an outstanding citizen who owns a bordello flop house and dips his hands into other nefarious and unlawful pursuits. Shame, Mr. Lowe. You are better than this. Plus, he probably has the worst fake French-Canadian accent ever recorded. Itís painful to hear him attempting to impersonate that unique cadence. Painful, at best. This might put a golden spike into the coffin of his career.
Just as a caution to the unsuspecting moviegoer, this is perhaps the crudest, rudest, dirtiest film ever made and borders on trash. However, that is not to say there arenít many funny scenes that transcend the sophomoric script. Super Troopers 2 fits into the classic Porkyís type of humor, with schoolboys who are grown up but havenít moved on to more sophisticated humor. Bodily functions top the list of subjects for ridicule, of course; swear words are used where perfectly good English words could substitute; and slurs of all types make up the bulk of offenses. If silly, dopey, stupid humor is your cup of tea, then this film could be for you.
(Released by Fox Searchlight Pictures and rated ďRĒ for crude sexual content and language throughout, drug material and some graphic nudity.)