Every family has a movie (or movies) that, for one reason or another, takes the VCR/DVD Player hostage and receives more repeat viewings than it deserves. In our house, some of those movies were Sister Act, The Meteor Man, and 3 Ninjas. These are just some of the movies I want to write about in my new series, Kid Flicks.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
D2: The Mighty Ducks is the best of the series. The first one's a downer and the third one's lame. It's the Secret of the Ooze of the Rowdy Kids Playing Hockey genre.
The stakes are higher, the characters are more memorable, and the culture lessons were more profound. "Greenland is covered with ice and Iceland is very nice." Tell me that didn't help you in college.
The new additions to Team America (a.k.a. The Ducks) were great. Not only did they add Julie "The Cat" Gaffney, the cutest goaltender 11-year-old Gringo ever loved, they also added a cowboy, a pro figure skater, a speed-skater with "stopping problems," and a Knucklepuck-shooting big mouth (played by Kenan Thompson). And the Bash Brothers! Two gargantuan thugs who headbang and mosh to "You Ain't See Nothing Yet." (Note: Fulton was in the original Ducks; Dean was added and the rest was history.)
That brings me to the soundtrack. This glorious soundtrack. Not only do the boys trick models into parading around to The B-52's "Good Stuff," they also play street hockey to "WHOOMP! (There It Is)" and sing "We Are the Champions" around the campfire. Throw in "Mr. Big Stuff" and you've got a soundtrack that rivals Angus.
Most Memorable D2 Moments:
1. It's Knucklepuck time!
2. The Greenland/Iceland explanation
3. The "Good Stuff" models