LONG, HARD DRIVE FOR HIGHWAY FIVE
SUPER Troopers 2? What the heck was Super Troopers 1, I hear you ask? Come on now.
Don’t be too hard on yourself if you can’t remember the original. It was released here more than 17 years ago, after all.
For those who have forgotten – or perhaps weren’t even born – Super Troopers was a lowbudget comedy about a quintet of hell-raising highway patrolmen up Vermont way.
These five flame-outs were forever messing with the minds of passing motorists and playing ridiculous pranks on each other.
The original Super Troopers cost a million to shoot, grossed about 20 times that amount at the box office and has continued to attract an intensely devoted cult following ever since. So devoted, in fact, that the same cult following has literally wished Super Troopers 2 into existence via the magic of crowdfunding.
Beholden to giving the people what they want (and pre-paid for), the stars of the sequel (a reunited sketch comedy troupe once known as Broken Lizard) indulge in the same brand of likeably lowbrow antics. Unfortunately, the lads often look a little too old to be indulging in this stonerfriendly brand of fare, and the lack of any killer fresh material becomes a buzzkill once the nostalgia wears off.