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D2 - The Mighty Ducks

D2 - The Mighty Ducks
Emilio Estevez and Joshua Jackson

Rated: PG 
Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: March 25, 1994 Released by: Walt Disney Pictures

The plot in D2 is so contrived it is almost embarrassing. Like most sequels it is far less than the original.

Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) has lost his chance to play professional hockey due to an injury he sustained while playing the game. He doesn't return to his legal career and he runs a small local sports shop. When he is given the opportunity to coach Team USA at the Junior Goodwill Games in Los Angeles, he takes the bait. His Mighty Ducks and the others on his team are dazzled by the West Cost life style. Bombay is distracted even more so by his six figure contract endorsing a new line of sports wear.

The two Mighty Ducks films are like the Bad News Bears films, in fact they are the same. The coach needs more help than the kids and each kid has a story to tell. All comes right in the end.

I found D2 under-whelming but the kids in the audience loved it and it was the number one film during its opening weekend. So bring your kids or drop them off, they will have fun with the Ducks.

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D2 - The Mighty Ducks  C                        C 

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