D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
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In this sequel to the kid-friendly sports comedy The Mighty Ducks, Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) takes one more shot at a career as a professional hockey player, but a severe knee injury sidelines him for good. However, his success coaching a rag-tag pee-wee hockey team in Minneapolis (as chronicled in the first film) has attracted the attention of a major sportswear firm, which hires him to coach the United States team for the Junior Goodwill Games. Gordon reassembles most of the Mighty Ducks along with several new players, including a huge bully who is great on defense (if low on social skills), a figure skater who knows how to move on the ice, and a hotshot goalie who happens to be a girl. However, the excitement of a trip to Los Angeles and a large dose of overconfidence puts the team at a severe disadvantage when they're pitted against the top-ranked Icelandic team. D2: The Mighty Ducks features cameo appearances from hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, champion figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, whose athletic career has never involved ice skating. … More
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Critic Reviews for D2: The Mighty Ducks
The most effective study of teamwork ever. It may be schmaltzy, but you will never be selfish again after watching this.
Giant-Sized laughs for the whole family
Non-stop commercialism and a bunch of boring hockey stuff.
Audience Reviews for D2: The Mighty Ducks
Decent follow-up to The Mighty Ducks, D2 is a decent film that is entertaining but lacks something that made the first one such a memorable family sports film. D2 is less memorable, but is still somewhat entertaining. The cast here are decent and they do what they can to keep the film entertaining. D2 is not a perfect film, and leaves a lot to be desired. However the film is good for a sequel, but it could have been done better. I enjoyed the film; however it's not as fun as the first film. Overall I found the film to be mildly entertaining with decent performances and a decent story. The film never really is anything memorable or great, but for what it is, it manages to be quite entertaining. Originally seeing this when it first came out, I thought it was terrific, but with age you start to notice that films like this aren't that phenomenal, just mildly entertaining. For a sequel, D2 is much better than the third film and is fun to watch, but is never great. Despite the fact that the film has a few restraints with a so-so script, D2 is a good little film to watch as a family. I enjoyed the film, but preferred the first film overall, and like with every series, I thought that the sequel wasn't as solid as the first. D2 is entertaining, but it could have been a lot better, at least it's not as bad the third film, which was a train wreck of a film. For a sequel, this one is entertaining and despite its flaws, it's a lot of fun to watch with your family.More
Saw it again!!! My favorite of the 3 films. God I love this movie, never get tired of it, I love them all. One of the best sports inspirational movies of all time for me.
After hurting his knee in an accident in the minor leagues, Gordon Bombay returns home. Jan has been promoting him as a good coach, and now, he has become the coach of Team USA. The Ducks are gathered again and joined by five new players- Dean Portman (a big enforcer), Ken Wu (an ex-figure skater), Julie Gaffney (a REALLY good goalie), Luis Mendoza (a "speedster"), and Dwyane Robertson (a cowboy, good puck handler). They are up against the world- including the big boys from Iceland. Can they win against the world?
I remember LOVING this movie when I was a kid. Liked all the new additions, but I'm going to have to rewatch and rejudge.More
The original was no masterpiece, but it is slightly better than this.
As a kid, I thought this stuff was great. Even then I didn't mind that things were predictable and formulaic; I just sat back and enjoyed myself. I can still do that when I watch this today, but I now see that these movies are a lot more flawed than I first realized.
Just turn your brain off and don't expect much, and you'll be fine. You don't have to be a sports nut to enkoy this, but it may help. It you expect all child actors to be Dakota Fanning or Haley Joel Osment, then avoid this, cuz you'll be disappointed.
D2: The Mighty Ducks Quotes
- Gordon Bombay:
- Jesse that's not pride. Sure when Dwayne roped that big oof, we cheered. but guys I've been there. I know how you feel. I wanted to cream that jerk that busted my knee when I played in the minors. and I really really wanted to go after Stanton for that cheap shot. But you know what? my knee will heal. But if I become something I'm not, if I sink to their level, then I've lost more than my knee. We're not goons, we're not bullies and no matter what other people say or do, we have to be ourselves.
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