Die Indianer von Cleveland 2 (1994)16K
Die Indianer von Cleveland 2: Directed by David S. Ward. With Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert. The Indians are now a World Series contender. But last year’s hunger is now replaced with complacency, and bad decisions by the new owner threaten to tear the team apart.
“Major League II is a lost cause at best. Itu0026#39;s one of those films you know will have a sequel, but you donu0026#39;t want there to be a sequel. You want the film to leave off on a good note and not be inhabited by sequels of lesser quality. Instead, Major League did what was predicted and made a sequel that is (a) PG and not on par with the original and (b) doesnu0026#39;t include all of the original actors.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI could tell from the beginning of the film that director David S. Ward, also director of the first film, really wanted to get everyone back to do a great sequel. Rene Russo and Wesley Snipes, big names in the first film, are now absent. Snipes is replaced with Omar Epps, who is decent, but not as funny as the way Snipes portrayed the character of Willy Mays Hayes.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe plot: The Indians open up next season confident because of their big surprise last year. But some changes have been made. Rick u0026quot;Wild Thingu0026quot; Vaughn (Sheen), the teamu0026#39;s star player, has quit sporting his bad boy image and now has a cleaner act. Jake Taylor (Berenger), the Indians catcher, still has serve knee problems and is on his last leg (no pun intended). Roger Dorn (Bernsen) retired from the Indians to later buy the team from Rachel Phelps. And the teamu0026#39;s oddball player Pedro Cerrano (Haysbert) has converted to Buddhism and is way more of a relaxed player.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMajor League II is more or less a remake of the first film with some new little perks. The screenwriter didnu0026#39;t want to experiment with much so the film is just the Indians struggling at the beginning of the season to become respectable players by the end once more. When it comes to baseball movies there isnu0026#39;t a whole lot of originality. The end will surprise virtually no one.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe character I still find hilarious is Lou Brown (Gammon). As well as the character of the Indians announcer Harry Doyle (Uecker) who has a major alcohol problem throughout the season while announcing the games. Absolute hilarity in both of these actors.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOne character I grew tired of fast was Isuro Tanaka (Takaaki Ishibashi). His on screen actors are utterly atrocious and just unfunny especially when he gets into fights with Pedro Cerrano. The obsessed, fair weather Indians fan played by Randy Quaid is nothing but annoying as well.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSeveral things drag Major League II in the gutter, but it still is a fair sequel. I feel that this is a beginning of an end though. I feel this is the best sequel to Major League weu0026#39;re going to get. Itu0026#39;s sad. But most likely true as Iu0026#39;ve heard nothing but average to poor reviews of Back to the Minors.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eDirector David S. Ward wants to get Berenger, Sheen, and Snipes back for a third film but I find that highly unlikely. Berenge has gotten too old and probably lost interest. Good luck getting Sheen to put a pause on his Two and a Half Men drama to do it, Snipes is in prison till 2013, and Gammon is dead. Major League III, if it will happen, is highly unlikely. That is no error. Ward wants the film to be titled Major League III, even though chronologically itu0026#39;s Major League IV.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eRegardless, I feel Back to the Minors will conclude the series good or bad. It looks like Major League II will be the best Major League sequel out there. This couldu0026#39;ve all been avoided if we just left the film alone where it was; a funny and clever baseball comedy.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eStarring: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert, Omar Epps, David Keith, Margaret Whitton, James Gammon, and Bob Uecker. Directed by: David S. Ward.”