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5 reasons why Super Troopers 2 is the perfect sequel

Monday 6th August 2018

Often with big budget films the second outing is criticised for not being anywhere near as good as the first movie.

However, we think Super Troopers 2 might just have beaten this curse.

Here are 5 reasons why the Jay Chandrasekhar-directed comedy was the perfect sequel...

1. The famous jokes are referenced perfectly

Our favourite moments from the first film where given a spot in the sequel, however they never felt overplayed. Especially when we encountered the guy from the “meow” scene again. The moment he recalled being pulled over while the Troopers pretended not to remember literally made this writer spit Coke Zero all over the seat in front at the cinema (thankfully it was empty).

2. Super High Troopers

When the guys decide to take the pills they found in the abandoned shack instead of sending them off for analysis, each actor played their part impeccably. For some reason Kevin Heffernan manages to pull off being completely paralysed perfectly. Then later, in the mobility scooter—genius.

3. Rod Farva

Not only does Kevin Heffernan share a birthday with this writer but he is by far the funniest member of the force. The other three had audiences howling from start to finish—but Farva quite literally stole the show. From swallowing M&Ms whole to shooting a bald eagle with an AK47, Farva and his sweet 'ignorance is bliss' approach to the guys' hatred towards him means he has to go down as one of the greatest comedy characters of all time.

4. They have all the original cast

The old age pensioner, the legend Brian Cox (not professor), the cast from the first film all made their returns in the sequel. Even Marisa Coughlan showed her face a few times and cracked a joke about her and Foster's irregular sex life. 

5. The Canadian/American animosity

When our boys in brown step into Canadian territory they are immediately vilified. Quickly waging war against the “local police” the pranks that go back and forth between the two forces somehow make the ones in the first film look tame. The absolute jewel in the crown of this running joke is when the highway patrol saves the mounties' lives in the end scene causing the Canadians to express their pride in becoming Americans when the borders change. Only to find out the change is no longer happening starting the whole hate all over again...

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