Super Troopers, the comedy about state troopers who also happen to be giant stoners, came out when I was in high school, and at the time I thought it was one of the greatest stoner comedies of all time. I had only been smoking weed for a couple years, and as such hadn’t built up much of a tolerance yet. I used to love hanging out with my friends, getting stoned and laughing our asses off while watching this movie. Safe to say that it holds a special place in my heart. So imagine my surprise when I saw that a sequel to Super Troopers is slated to come out next year just in time for 4/20 festivities.
I have mixed feelings about this. The original Super Troopers came out in 2001. Now almost 20 years later we’re getting a sequel. Will it be any good? Possibly. Most of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe is returning, and they are pretty hilarious. I have no doubt that it will make me chuckle, especially if they have another syrup chugging contest (do not try this in real life. I know someone who did and they could not stop vomiting). It’s also pretty cool this sequel was crowdsourced by fans, and that the guys decided to release the movie next 4/20 as a tribute to their fans.
I have reason to be wary of sequels that come out nearly 20 years after the first movie. They usually suck. Take the sequel to the early nineties Jim Carrey classic Dumb and Dumber. It was god awful. I am embarrassed that I saw it in the theater. That sequel kind of ruined Dumb and Dumber for me. I still love it, but it will forever be tainted by the dumpster fire trash heap that was Dumb and Dumber Too. I don’t want the same thing to happen with Super Troopers. Don’t let me down boys!
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