Fans of Broken Lizard have been waiting on this for quite some time. For those unfamiliar with Broken Lizard, basically your modern, somewhat raunchy comedy group responsible for 'Beerfest', 'Club Dread' and of course, the first 'Super Troopers'.
So with that, let me inform you straight up that if you're not already into these dudes as a comedy team, you're probably not gonna enjoy yourself that much. For fans, however, it's a decent sequel. But I do have to say the first one remains the better title. In some ways, this had that "too little, too late" feel to it (like 'Dumb and Dumber 2')
The same group of police officers from the first film have recently been fired, taking up new jobs. However some weird border issue happens in Vermont that suggests the borders of Vermont end up going further up into Canada. The group is then asked to reform, and become State Troopers again, closer to the border.
As you can probably imagine, a lot of it ends up being an "America vs Canada" situation with the jokes and gags. But speaking as a Canadian, none of it really got under my skin, especially considering the fact that they let Canada get their licks in just as well. The stereotypes are there, but you can tell its all in good fun, and mostly satire... eehhh... mostly. Let's just say the way it ended felt very "America, F*%$ yeah" to me.
I will not deny the fact that I got my fair share of laughs out of this, though. It was interesting to take note that they seemed to do their homework on Canada before making the film. I found that instead of delivering full-tilt Canadian stereotypes, they offered up some of the typical Canadian stereotypes but encircled in a bit of their own Canadian pride.
It's a decent sequel to 'Super Troopers', meaning if you didn't like the first one, don't bother with this one. But if you DID like the first one, and are part of that Broken Lizard cult, it's pretty well worth checking out. For me, I'd say better than 'Club Dread', but 'Beerfest' and the first 'Super Troopers' still top it.