D2 the Mighty ducks is one of my favorite movies of all time.
A really cool title parodying T2 form terminator 2: Judgement day. that in itself told me I was going to love this movie and it was going to be good.
I remember as a kid I just got cable and I was looking for something to watch. I clicked on the Disney channel and they said D2 was coming on next. I said “sure, I never saw it”.
I walked into that situation with no expectations and came out of it with one of the best sports movies of all time and a personal favorite.
In what is possibly my first exposure to the game of hockey it totally changed my perspective for me. So much in fact I started to root for my home time in the NHL (and let me tell you that period was a good time to root for the New York Rangers), and still root for the them to this day.
I laughed, I cried, this movie really touched my heart in a way I did not see coming. Caught literally off guard by this.
I did not see the original movie before watching the second but lucky for me nothing in the movie seemed lost, or rather they put this second movie together in a way that made me not realize what I missed in the first film. Plus the movie was going by so fast that I had not time to really compute any thing that should not have made sense to me because I did not see the first movie.
It’s actually a perfectly sculpted sequel in that sense. The speed of the pace met that not much substance was given to me from the movie. It was all about grabbing my heart and squeezing it till I was happy.
You got something from it. Lessons on team work, sportsmen ship and never forgetting who you are. It was the perfect Disney formula done for a live action movie. I’m sure all their live action sports movie do the same thing, but it really works for me when Disney did it for the Mighty Ducks.
Emilio Estevez was the star of the film and it was Gordan Bombay’s story, but I always focus on the Ducks. Just to name a few favorites: Fulton Reed with that hard unstoppable slapshot that you had to cut and put on a screen and follow it all the way down to the goal. Adam Banks the most skilled hockey player, Dwayne Roberson the puck handler, and a very young Kenan Thompson,(That saying something because that baby face does not change) who brought us the kuckle puck, a far more cinmematic version of Reed’,s slapshot.
One of my favorite movies as a kid and one of the best sports movies of all time I still watching the Mighty Ducks, man!. Fantastic.