Alex B's brother plays a believable role of a hockey captain, and the team everyone hates makes this film worth renting. What can I say , a very unfunny flick, uninteresting flick, with lousy actors. I didn't recognize no one else from the original. The fact that the Hanson brothers return for this sequel does help, but not enough. The new coach, Sean Linden Stephen Baldwin , leads the rambunctious squad -- which includes the famed Hanson brothers -- through their victories with little concern for their often violent antics. They've even hired a choreographer for the matches. They deserved better than this.
As a newbe to the world of Slap Shot, it's worth a rent. Where the guy who has now bought them millionaire Gary Busey who's big into family values thinks that hockey is way too violent for the kiddies. With a roster of one-time stars, would-be hot shots and the comically uncontrollable Hanson Brothers, the Chiefs are a team whose glory days are. So he's forming a new league and is taking a leaf from the World Wrestling Federation. It was up against the awesome classic original and the writers and producers knew very well that fans of the original Slap Shot were just thirsting for a really funny and good follow up if one was going to be made at all. The Hansons Brothers have now been with the Charlestown Chiefs for 25 Years.
It drags in the middle, has a few bad one liners, but the story is fresh, and some of the scenes work. Baldwin and the rest of this cast are terrible. But the team's approach is threatened when the club is bought by executive Richmond Claremont Gary Busey , who pressures them to throw games and tone down their tempers in exchange for money. There's nothing funny or even interesting here. И тогда Шон и его отчаявшиеся парни решили доказать, что они не разучились играть в победный хоккей!. This is a bad thing. Comparing the acting skills of Steven Baldwin and Paul Newman is a no-brainer.
The Hansens can be counted on for that. I'll probably get laughed at for this, but the original Slap Shot does not even compare to this cinematic work of art, which is probably one of the best sequels to ever come out of Hollywood as is Speed 2: Cruise Control. Gary Busey is fair and Stephen Baldwin is poor at best. Paul Newman's performance in the original Slap Shot does not hold a candle to the fine acting portrayed by the charming Stephen Baldwin. Watching the idea I thought it was as bad as the Recon unit always losing in Heartbreak Ridge. When was this in the theater if at all? A control group of viewers who saw the original back in 1977 at the theater should have been consulted Me, for one. They all looked a little long in the tooth for that rugged sport.
There is some nudity and a brief sex scene that won't work for kids except maybe mature teenagers. A life-size cardboard cutout of Paul Newman has more acting talent than Steven Baldwin. Everyone here knows it and goes through the motions. The film was made by people who don't know anything about hockey. Next to the first and Young blood this movie is one of the best hockey movies ever. Since I am an Ice Hockey Referee part time, I joke that Slap Shot is mandatory viewing for all referees. Who knows but if you take this movie into it's own little world and try and not link it to the first movie which I must admit can be hard, with the original Hanson Brothers still on the same minor league ice hockey team try not to think of it has a sequel because it will spoil the first one for you.
There is a satirical level to the screenplay, indicting the trend toward sport as show business, and the production values are fine, but it all amounts to a minor diversion. The Hanson Brothers were fantastic in the first movie and they clearly did this movie for a paycheck. I don't even see how they can or would dare to call this a Slapshot movie. If there was going to be a sequel it should of been done right after the original. There were some lines lifted directly from the original. Can not say I blame them, easy money is easy money. If someone ever decides to make a third Slap Shot movie then I don't know what I'll do.
A good pickup for the true hockey fan and the novice alike. Stephen wowed us all with his role as Barney Rubble in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, and he strikes again in this movie, proving that he really is Hollywood's Sequel King. Would be worth the rental for a bunch of guys hanging around having a few beers on a weekend, but I probably wouldn't buy it to watch over and over. Please pick up this movie - you will not be disappointed. But the team's approach is threatened when the club is bought by executive Richmond Claremont Gary Busey , who pressures them to throw games and tone down their tempers in exchange for money. Crass and shameful, to say the least.
That's part of what did not make me buy into this film as a sequel. You could of cast Pauly Shore and make it more believable. He's no Reggie Dunlop but then again, no one is but Paul Newman. Released 2002, 'Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice' stars , , , The R movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 44 min, and received a score of out of 100 on Metacritic, which collated reviews from experienced critics. It made for a watchable plot. Any attempt to equal their importance to the original would have been silly at best.
I'm a huge fan of the first movie. I was wrong, this film is not bad, and not good either, but ok. I don't think that this will be topped for some time. Take the horrible coach characters. The money looks good, but there's something missing of course. I said to myself, what the heck. Stephen Baldwin although actor-esque captures the spirit of hockey.