I totally miss the might ducks movie series. D1, D2 and who could forget D3. D1 in my opinion was the worse. D2 was indeed the best in terms of comedic value and D3, well those ducks were older, and they had finally passed through puberty. I remember when I was about 10, me and my brother rented D2 so much that my mother insisted on buying it for us. Then of course i proceeded to watch D2 almost a gazillion times before I noticed how increadibly insane the movies actually were. Let me elaberate. Emilio was a fun loving guy. Sure..especially when all he did was take his anger out on the poor ducks. But there were always a few moments during the movie where the soft music played and emilio & charlie had a heart to heart. Those tear jerkers were enough to set anyone back a few boxes of tissues i'm sure. I never understood why those hockey games were such a big deal. You would almost think that there was an NHL game going on. BUt oh no. The seats were filled to capacity and the games were in full blown action. Even though the kids were like 13 at the time. Back home all we had was a shitty arena..and noone ever came to watch our games. Now if we were the mighty ducks. then someone might have cared.
In the first movie, the ducks come up with all sorts of wacky tactics to win their games. One wacky example would be when they got one of their players *a former female figure skater* to do a spin of some sorts during a play..in result, "distracting" the players on the opposing team. Now i wonder, wouldn't anyone notice that this girl had girls skates on? and where did she get those skates so fast? To my understanding, and I could be wrong, but aren't you not allowed to wear figure skates during such a big game? Shouldn't the ref at least blow the whistle to signal that this girl didnt have the proper equipment on?
ALthough i find nowadays that these movies lack in alot of ways, the real cool cat is Hanz. He was the friendly grandfather type who did indeed care for the young ducks, and would have made a hell of a better coach then coach "bombay" ever did. Bombay did lead the kids to winning most of the games, if not all, but really. Its a movie about the team itself. Of course they were gonna win. SO why watch the movies? Meh. They pass away the time i guess. The scripts were unsurprisingly disney like, and knowing every move the movie made wasn't a huge surprise either. There was never really a climax to the movies. Of course when the clock ran down, and the ducks had to charge into full force, this might have caused a drip of sweat to pour down ones forehead in anticpation. but like previously mentioned, we all knew in our hearts that they were gonna win. The ducks cheer being annoying as fuck didnt help either. How in the world does saying a chant that goes, "quack..quack...quack.." over and over again motivate anyplayer to play harder, quicker and better? If anything it would just irritate me to no end and result in a stick smashing in bombays face. So in conclusion, the movie seemed cool when I was 10, but years later, after getting a clue, i've relized that the mighty ducks should never have picked up hockey, or a movie contract.