Genre Guesstimation – D3: Mighty Ducks (1996) – 8800th Review!!!!


The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s genre has been chosen by Tyler of the Geek Card Check and we will be reviewing our favorite Sports Themed Movies.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Apr by sending them to tylersport@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Sports Themed Movies..

“Hey, ref. You know, you can call this thing now and we can all get home in time to see “Melrose.” ” – Goldberg

Number of Times Seen – 1 (12 Apr 2022)

Brief Synopsis – The players of the Duck’s are enrolled in an elite prep school and must help the school win a tournament while coming to terms with the Schools Varsity team.

My Take on it – I decided that in order to make my guest choices of the Genre for the Genre Grandeur series more personal (and expand my own personal horizons of these genres), I will take a recommendation from my guest for a film to watch for this Genre Guesstimation series.

This series was Tyler’s choice for me to watch.

This was a film that I also never saw before and was curious to see what they would do with these characters in a third film.

Unfortunately, this is by far the weakest film of the trilogy largely due to the fact that the story and plot are so thin and makes very little sense.

The number of plot holes here is astounding and I was so curious about so many aspects of the story that were never really addressed or explained properly.

It is fun seeing these characters again, but besides that this film has very little to offer.

The stakes are not as high as there were in the previous films and in many ways things feel as if they have been stepped down instead of raised up.

Even Emilio Estevez’s character is toned down here and he has has what one could relegate as an extended cameo instead of a truly starring role.

The film’s messgae is almost quite weak and fails to convince that there was a good reason to make this series a trilogy which is quite a shame.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Michael Cudlitz, who plays Cole, is only 2 years younger than Emilio Estevez. Cudlitz is older than most of the Mighty Ducks in the movie by 12 to 15 years. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Not even close. The weakest of the films in the trilogy and there are far too many plot holes that take away so much from things.

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)

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