May 25, 2006

Quickie Movie Review - Slapshot 2

There is a secret government program whose sole purpose is to ensure that whenever one of the Baldwin brothers needs work, Hollywood with retch up another shitty movie like this one. I have no proof of this, but it's at least as plausible as the "deal with Satan" theory.

The original was full of unique and likable characters, and even the supporting cast was memorable in their brief moments in the spotlight. This time around, unique was replaced by stereotypes and odd quirks that are supposed to pass for personality.

The story makes no sense, and "important" plot points are dropped and forgotten halfway through the movie. The characters, every last one of them, is stupid and irrational. I don't mean stupid as in "that was a dumb move", I mean Forrest Gump stupid.

The Hansen brothers risked their cult hero status with this stinker, and they're fortunate that it wasn't more widely seen. Even their schtick is tired, and the camera rather obviously avoids getting too close to them or people might see that they're in their mid-40's or so.

Stick with the original, this one is lame.

Posted by: Ted at 05:19 AM | category: Cult Flicks
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1 thanks for the tip. i loved the original. in general i stay away from sequels to movies i love, unless i hear good word of mouth. i've never seen caddyshack 2 or arthur 2 for instance.

OT: i just love that is remembering comments personal info now!

Posted by: annika at May 26, 2006 09:19 AM (fxTDF)

2 Yeah, big difference between Paul Newman in the starring role and [insert name here] Baldwin...

Posted by: GEBIV at May 27, 2006 03:27 PM (1LoCq)

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