Loved it as a kid but does it still hold up well?
Director: David S. Ward
Writer: David S. Ward, R.J. Stewart, Tom S. Parker and Jim Jennewein
Length: approx. 105 Minutes
Major League (1989) was a huge success upon release and with good reason; it was the ultimate underdog story but done right. The characters were all believable, the dialogue ringed true, the acting was great and the story, which seems unbelievable, only need to look at Leicester City to see how fairytales can come true. So it was only natural that a sequel would come. The problem is doing the underdog story twice over and making it work.
After winning the division title last season, the Cleveland Indians baseball team are looking to do one
One of the best things about the original was the truthful interactions between the characters, it was guys being guys. It’s how you would talk to your mates. The sequel was the opposite. It all seemed too forced and over the top. Just didn’t seem truthful. It was cliche city. Director David S. Ward just made this film too PG and family orientated.
Then there's the actors appearance. They look much too older. Major League II was released five years after the original, so obviously the proformers were going to age but the problem is the film is meant to take place the very next season, so that would make it 1990. Most of the characters looked much older and, umm, not exactly thin.
Roger Dorn (Corbin Bernsen), Pedro Cerrano (Dennis Haysbert), Rube Baker (Eric Bruskotter) Isuro Tanaka (Takaaki Ishibashi), Announcer Harry Doyle (Bob Uecker) and Coach 'Duke' Temple (Steve Yeager) all returned for the terrible Major League: Back to the Minors.
My momma always said, "It's better to eat shit than to not eat at all."
Written by Matthew Sabo