D2: The Mighty Ducks
Release year: 1994
Director: Sam Weisman
Screenwriter: Steven Brill
Starring: Emilio Estevez, Joshua Jackson, Kathryn Erbe, Michael Tucker, Elden Henson, Shaun Weiss, Matt Doherty, Carsten Norgaard
Gordon Bombay (Estevez) returns as coach to the Ducks. This time they become part of team USA and gets to prove their worth against teams from around the world in the Junior Goodwill Games.
With so much of the storylines and themes repeated from the first movie The Mighty Ducks from 1992, this sequel seems a bit like Disney milking the cow for money. But at least all the original cast returns and their misfits are good for another round. The fact that Bombay seems to return to old form and has to go through the same growth, again, is a bit annoying, but the fights are thrilling and humorous and it is still good entertaiment for the entire family.
Maria Ellingsen, who plays the Icelandic trainer, is the only one from the Icelandic team who is actually from Iceland.
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