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D3: The Mighty Ducks

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Predictable sports comedy sequel offers some life lessons.

Movie PG 2002 104 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Insulting and disappointing finale shouldn't even be viewed by fans or newcomers to the franchise!

All of your favourite characters are back in this dull, predictable and lifeless attempt at a sequel! There is no redeeming qualities here, the new coach is unlikable, the bully humor is not funny at all, nor is the slapstick this time around, and yeah, it's garbage, watch the first two instead, those ones are actually good!

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The lessons served up in this reasonably entertaining comedy aren't new, especially in movies about team sports: Hard work matters. Overconfidence dooms. Winning isn't everything. Still, there's nothing wrong with being reminded of them, and in this respect, D3: THE MIGHTY DUCKS does its job fine and well. Cheesy as they may be, these lessons are actually useful; wise, too. Also, and this is important for a movie about hockey, the sport is palpably exciting when its on the screen.

It may have even been better if we'd seen more of it, because truth is, the rest is just OK. It's neither amazing nor boring, and it doesn't help that the story arc is predictable from the first slap of the puck: The Ducks ride high on their success. They fail and fall down a few notches. Just as it seems they can't get any lower, they're dealt a huge emotional blow. But an important figure from their recent past, and the requisite pep talk, hoists them back on their skates. D3: The Mighty Ducks doesn't have the thrill of the original, which tapped into that Bad News Bears magic of yesteryear. Still, it doesn't harm its legacy.

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