Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Slap Shot 2 - Breaking the Ice|
Actors: Stephen Baldwin, Jessica Steen, Gary Busey, David Hemmings, David Paetkau
Director: Steve Boyum
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Sports
THE CHIEFS ARE BACK IN THIS ALL-NEW SPORTS COMEDY. THIS HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED SEQUEL IS THE STORY OF A LOSING TEAM THATREDISCOVERS ITS LOVE OF THE GAME AND BECOMES WINNERS AGAIN.
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"What a f---ing nightmare."
Naughtius Maximus | Kent Cliffs, NY United States | 11/17/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Rent this video, don't buy it, then fast forward to the Hanson's scenes and the final hockey game. Skip the rest unless you feel you must witness "this fiasco".Most of this movie is just plain awful except for the scenes with the Hansons and the Chief's new goalie who has this "obsessive compulsive" thing going (like most goalies, eh). He was pretty funny. There were way too many attempts to rehash the great gags from the original Slapshot, it actually got painful to watch. The writers should have to go sit in the penalty box for this slashing they gave us. Excuse me while I go watch the original a few times to get this bad experience out of my head, eh."
Robert D. Monroe | hockeytown USA | 11/18/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"We should be able to select "No star" for the rating. Just sad, horrible attempt at a sequel. Hockey people will understand my opinion. The original was and is still the all time greatest hockey movie ever. I can't believe they even released this film."
Movie doesn't put on the Foil
Andrew A. | Denver, CO | 03/28/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I was excited to see the release of 'Slap Shot 2' not so much to see a good movie, but more along the lines of morbid curiosity on how they might drag the original through the dirt.
Once again, the Chiefs have been sold to a man (Busey) who wants to create a hockey showcase, much as the Globetrotters are to basketball. Unfortunately, the Chiefs are to be the team that always gets beat up on. The captain of the team (Baldwin) is faced with the classic problem of, 'what do you love more, the money or the game?'. Of course, the (much older) Hanson's are back but their antics don't provide enough to save the flailing movie.
The on-ice camera work was great, also entertaining were occasional references to the original 'Slap Shot'. The DVD extras were probably more entertaining than the movie itself which included an interview with the Hanson's as well as a 'making of..'. The storyline reminded me too much of a Disney film (except with nudity and language) but given my choice, I would rather watch this than the Ducks.
Not a great movie yet not a horrible one either. Certainly was better than 'Caddyshack 2'. I would not say it ruined the name of 'Slap Shot', but it gives me the desire to watch the original once again and be reminded of what a great sports film it truly was."
Fifteen years too late.
shamgaranath | Arlington, TX United States | 04/19/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I love Slap Shot. Though it's about as old as I am, the movie was a masterpiece of raunch humor, violence and a great sports movie. What I want to know is who is responsible for this (expletive of your choice here) sequel, what ... they were smoking and how they will be punished for it. And I believe execution is an acceptable form of punishment in this case.
The thing that set Slap Shot apart was the endearing characters. Where are those characters in this movie? I spent a whole movie caring nothing about the characters. The only ones who had any promise were the Hanson brothers, who as great as they were to see again, were getting a little too old and weren't in most of the movie. Now, I am no big fan of Stephen Baldwin, but couldn't we have found a better movie for him?
Do not buy this movie. Rent it. It's not worth it. As far as violence goes, it's a hockey movie. Language is what you'd expect from a Slap Shot movie. And the sexuality is brief. Don't see it if you can help it."