‘Super Troopers 2’: cult classic revamped

By Peter Zemeske

Super Troopers 2” is the long awaited sequel to the stoner comedy cult classic “Super Troopers” and fittingly came to theaters on April 20th. Originally announced at a Comic Con panel in 2006, the second film was supposed to be a prequel, but in 2009, Film Director, Jay Chandrasekhar, announced that “Super Troopers 2” will take place after the first film instead.


The original “Super Troopers” came out in 2002, so the sequel has been a very taxing wait for die-hard fans. “Super Troopers” is a very polarizing movie, either you love it or you hate it. The comedy style of “Super Troopers 2” is very similar to that of the original, so fans of the first one, rejoice!


The sequel picks up a few months after the first “Super Troopers” left off. Farva, Mac and Rabbit have gotten construction jobs, Thorny works in lumber logging and Foster is living with his girlfriend. Mac gets a call from Captain O’Hagen and tells him to gather the crew for a fishing trip in Canada.


Once everyone arrives, Captain O’Hagen reveals that a recently discovered map of the U.S. shows the border extends into Canada by a few miles. Canada has agreed to hand over the land, and a police force must be assembled to take over for the Canadian Mounties. The Governor of Vermont offers the crew their old jobs back and will be full-fledged officers if the test period is successful. I enjoyed the first “Super Troopers” substantially, so naturally I was a little worried for the quality of the sequel. It also didn’t help that there was 16 years of wait time in between productions. After stepping out of the theater, I was pleasantly surprised.


The gang is back in full force; shenanigans are to be had and civilians to be meowed at. Comedian Jim Gaffigan even makes another cameo.


The film was a little slow in the first half hour; I found myself only chuckling at occasional one-liners. After the plot started to pick up, however, I was laughing consistently at the humor that made me a fan of the original.


If you found “Super Troopers” to be too dumb for your tastes, then pass on this one because it’s more of the same. However, if you enjoyed the first “Super Troopers,” I definitely recommend seeing the second one, it’s worth the watch.