I just don’t know how many more chances I can take with the boys from Broken Lizard. The comedy troupe, consisting of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske, made an incredibly divisive comedy that I adore, Super Troopers. Then they made the incredibly bad Club Dread, and followed it up with the entertaining, but somewhat disappointing Beerfest.
It’s been a decidedly mixed bag for them. Then, a few weeks ago I was able to catch The Slammin’ Salmon with Prisco and… wow. WOW. That is a bad fuckin’ movie. Monumentally so. We may have chuckled once or twice, but otherwise it was dead, stonefaced silence for 90 straight minutes. So the question is, was Super Troopers simply comedic lightning in a bottle?
Well, Broken Lizard is giving it another go. This time, they’ll play college professors (!) in Rogue Scholars for Universal Pictures, according to Dark Horizons. I wish I was more excited for the project, but I’m not. Maybe if I just have incredibly low expectations, I won’t be disappointed. Maybe? No?