Super Troopers 2 - 2/10
A terrible disappointment. As much as I enjoyed the original, and as much as I enjoy the podcast hosted by Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan (Mac and Farva respectively), this is just a dud of a comedy. I think some of the actors forgot how to play their characters. I found many of them unrecognizable.
The original film found comedy depicting the mundane nature of being highway patrol in Wisconsin. A bunch of joe schmoes, finding ways to keep themselves entertained, abusing their position in harmless ways, and mild shenanigans. All while trying to maintain the facade of dignity and competence befitting an officer of the law. It was a nice balance, and not too far from the truth to hear them tell it on the podcast. Evidently a lot of cops could relate and are some of their biggest fans. They tapped into that dynamic again in 2009's Slammin Salmon, which depicted a group of restaurant workers in much the same way. Serious in the front, shenanigans in the back. A silly movie, but relatable to anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant.
In this sequel however that dynamic has been abandoned. The small part of these characters that once cared about presenting themselves as serious police officers has gone. It is now just a clown show.
Andre The Giant - 6/10
A mixed bag. At times it feels stretched, though it's only 80 mintues long. However some of the stories are truly great, and very moving. Most especially anything between Andre and Hulk Hogan.