D2: The Mighty Ducks Reviews
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?
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.
Gordon Bombay is forced to withdraw from the minor hockey league with a knee injury. Much to his surprise, he is given the job of coach of Team USA Hockey for the Junior Goodwill Games in California. With most of the Ducks and a few new players in tow, he sets forth for LA. All appears to be going well for a while, but the hype of Hollywood starts to get to Gordon, and he is distracted when Iceland, the favourites to win the title, appear on the scene.