Apparently, while out promoting the upcoming Broken Lizard film The Slammin’ Salmon (see the trailer here), the comedic troupe broke the news that not only are they developing a sequel to their 2001 underground hit Super Troopers, but that Brian Cox has agreed to return, they’re already on their third draft, and they’ve already secured the financing to make the picture. Which means this ain’t rumor, folks — Super Troopers 2 is happening.
I thought I’d be more excited than I am. I’m sure a name-calling-filled debate will rage in the comments about the original, but I say this without hyperbole: Super Troopers is one of the funniest fucking movies I’ve ever seen. The first time I saw it, I almost died. I’ve probably seen it 20 times by now, and it still kills me. If you have seen it and don’t find it funny, well, then I can’t help you. You’re clearly dead inside (Dustin) and I’d like to kick you in the junk (Rowles). I don’t understand how people (DustinfuckingRowles) don’t think it’s funny. Those people (peoplelikeDustin) should be beaten repeatedly about the head and face. I chose that header pic for them special.
Anyway, the reason I’m not too excited about it is that I think that Super Troopers was a bit of lightning in a bottle for the Broken Lizard boys. Club Dread had about 15 minutes of funny material, Beerfest was a movie that I tried really hard to love, but just didn’t (it’s funny, but not brilliantly so), and the upcoming The Slammin Salmon — well, I didn’t even smile during the trailer. BUT, then again, maybe the chemistry was just right in Super Troopers and they’ll be able to repeat it. Also, regarding The Slammin Salmon — the first time I saw the trailer for Super Troopers, I thought it was the stupidest looking movie ever, so who the hell knows what’s on the horizon for them.
And meow, a gift for you: