So, one day I was out picking… like ya do… and I came across this copy of the Mighty Ducks on VHS. By the way, no story should ever start like this. Anyway, as it goes, I found the sequel on DVD a couple weeks later… and being the American Dad fan that I am decided to go for a Mighty Ducks marathon… (Emilioooooo!!) So, about halfway through the first movie, Genevieve ask me if I got the third one…
“They made a third one?!?” I know there’s a hockey team and all… I mean… c’mon, Violent Gentlemen.
The Mighty Ducks
I remember seeing the first one in the theater when I was a kid, maybe it was the drive-in? Not that any of that really matters, I totally forgot that Little Pete (from The Adventures of Pete & Pete) was in it. An amazing surprise. Then there was the starring kid, Charlie, who kind of looks like the kid from Love Actually. I’m not really sure why he keeps trying too hook his mom up with Emilio Estevez… you know she’s not gonna be in any of the sequels. Anyway, on a side note, in my head Charlie also looks like the kid from the Flight of the Navigator. …time travelers.
D2: The Mighty Ducks
This movie is all about what goes wrong when people sellout. I’m pretty sure it was targeted at my generation of DIY punk kids. The best thing was the bash brothers. Everyone kept saying, “That kid’s in high school?!?” in the film… which is funny because, that’s normally what you think when you watch movies. Only you put the phrase “supposed to be” in between the words “kid’s” & “in”. I don’t recall seeing the goalie from Bangor actually play. I remember her having a talk with the coach about it, but I don’t know if it ever actually happened. I’ll have to go back and watch it again. …and now I own it, so, it’s all good.
So here I am… two movies deep, looking down the barrel of D3: The Mighty Ducks. No Little Pete… no Charlie’s mom… and quite possible, no Maine goalie.
Stay tuned for my review of D3: The Mighty Ducks
Oh, and because blog posts need pictures, here’s a little DFL throwback I saw at Home Depot the other day…
…knucklehead nation is driving me mad.