Goal II: Living the Dream Reviews
First of all, the transfer to Real Madrid was too sudden in the movie. Second, they made out of Santiago Munez the new star and goal-getter at Real from his very first game, he was introduced in last half hour and despite of this he succeeded scoring a goal too. And third, the unfailing goal in the last minute/second right in the final with Arsenal FC, *ushhh* I'm so sick of that, and I think you too...
Even if I was much of a critic in my review, you can see that I gave a pretty good rating. Well, this is because Goal II made me curious and kept me there waiting for some good football scenes, which I enjoyed a lot in the end. ^_^
For example, after the first movie, I could never have imagined "Santi" (Kuno Becker) getting caught up in all of the off the pitch drama, such as fast cars (and fast women) - not to mention punching out a reporter. It was just very out of character and I thought it was way too much of a stretch for us to believe it.
The ridiculous scene with Santi's "little brother" driving the car 100 miles per hour around the main streets of Madrid was totally unbelievable and just another reason why this sequel was no comparison to the charm of the first movie in the Goal franchise.
They did a relatively good job integrating the big-name stars into the movie, due mostly to crafty editing and special effects in places. The movie was also 15-20 minutes too long.
A decent attempt at a sequel, but if this movie was a penalty shot - the ball sails well wide of the net.