The Sandlot 2 (2005)
PG | 1h 37min | Comedy, Family, Sport | Video 3 May 2005
In the 12-years-since comedic sequel to 1993’s The Sandlot, a new group of kids have moved into the sandlot: David Durango (Max Lloyd-Jones), Mac McKing (Brett Kelly), Saul (Cole Evan Weiss), his deaf brother Sammy “Fingers” (Sean Berdy), Tarquell (Neilen Benvegnu), Scotty’s younger brother Johnnie Smalls (James Willson), and a surprise for The Sandlot 2, a girl in the group Hayley Goodfarier (‘Samantha Burton’). When Johnnie mistakenly sends a model rocket over the junk fence in The Great Fear’s yard, the gang must retrieve it. Even with the help of The Retriever (Griffin Reilly Evans, the director’s son), a kid who steals dog tags and finds The Great Fear’s a challenge. Yes, complete with another psychotic name-calling scene with Mac and little league captain Singleton (Reece Thompson). And, of course, with James Earl Jones as Mr. Mertle.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG for language, rude humor and brief violence
If you’ve seen the original Sandlot movie, you will recognize numerous similarities in this sequel. The movie takes place ten years after the events of the first movie and revolves around a baseball team, which plays its games in the same sand lot as the original movie. The many similarities to the first film include a main character who is very fast, a chubby, curly-headed kid, and Mr. Mertle’s dog, which plays a big role in the plot (again). In many ways, the movie is almost like someone found the old script and re-wrote it for a modern audience, changing the characters and story enough to make it a new movie, but keeping it similar enough to be true to the original story. If you’re looking for an original piece that compliments the first one, this isn’t really it. Like most sequels, this one tries to appeal to the audience of the original movie and takes few risks in covering any new territory, unless you count the inclusion of Sean Berdy as Sammy “Fingers” Samuelson, a deaf boy who provides an original comic distraction to the plot on more than one occasion.
Despite its similarities to the original, as a stand-alone piece, this is a nice little story and well worth watching, especially for the younger audiences who really liked the original Sandlot. If nothing else, the movie is entertaining and doesn’t get bogged down with a complicated plot.
Director: David M. Evans (as David Mickey Evans)
Writers: David M. Evans (characters) (as David Mickey Evans), Robert Gunter (characters)
Stars: Max Lloyd-Jones, James Willson, Samantha Burton
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4 / Version 2
File size : 3.08 GiB
Duration : 1 h 37 min
Overall bit rate : 4 508 kb/s