Paul Newman's performance in the original Slap Shot does not hold a candle to the fine acting portrayed by the charming Stephen Baldwin. Its a terrible movie in every way and form. There's nothing funny or even interesting here. 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. Please pick up this movie - you will not be disappointed. They're the only ones that are back though.
It has become a huge classic among most Hockey fans. The smartest thing Paul Newman ever did was turn down reprising his 'Reggie Dunlop' character from the original. 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. Yes, Canadian, Americans couldn't tell the difference between hockey and disco dancing with all those goofy red and blue streaks all over the place on Fox. Comparing the acting skills of Steven Baldwin and Paul Newman is a no-brainer.
Bottom line of this review is that I feel the movie was probably a bit cheated by not receiving a theatrical release, but it does shine as a top notch straight to video flick. Alex B's brother plays a believable role of a hockey captain, and the team everyone hates makes this film worth renting. 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. Of course, I saw it for free. Next to the first and Young blood this movie is one of the best hockey movies ever.
During their first rehearsal, a fight breaks out between the Super Chiefs and the IceBreakers, which results in the Hanson Brothers getting fired. What a discrace to the original. I keep up on new movies, whether in the theater or made for cable. I don't even see how they can or would dare to call this a Slapshot movie. You could of cast Pauly Shore and make it more believable.
F- Avoid like the plauge! The first movie was good, it was a cult classic. Still, there were a bunch of good one-liners, and Gary Busey was a great casting choice. The original was fall on the floor hilarious, I didn't even crack a smile at this waste. Don't talk to me about Baldwin's performance, either. The Hanson Brothers were fantastic in the first movie and they clearly did this movie for a paycheck. 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.
This film is a direct for video production, this fact gave me low expectations. Baldwin and the rest of this cast are terrible. The first and now legendary Slap Shot movie was plain excellent! The Hansen brothers reprised their characters well, but everyone else was new. He ruins the 'hockeyness' of the film. To think after over 30 years the Hanson Brothers are still playing hockey for the Charlestown Chiefs.
Finally back to their old ways, the Chiefs use their physical brutality and beat the IceBreakers on a last-second goal by Sean. After the fight, Claremont bribes a financially struggling Sean to change the team's attitude about losing games on purpose, and then he can leave on his own terms. And it seems they never got to Minnesota as was promised in the original film. I said to myself, what the heck. I'll give it a lookover.
A little slow at the start and continues to pick up speed throughout. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Production Co: Universal Studios Inc. That's part of what did not make me buy into this film as a sequel. Slap Shot 2 i thought had to be incredibly weak compared to the original. Any attempt to equal their importance to the original would have been silly at best. The whole idea of the first film was to have fun and bring the hockey attitude out and it did that very well. And watch it every chance i get on cable.
This movie was beyond awful. I liked the idea of the Harlem Globetrotters meet hockey. 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. So why make a sequel over 20 years later? 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. This movie made no social commentary as the original had done. This is a bad thing.