Super Troopers is one of my favorite movies. At some point recently I decided it was time to watch the Broken Lizard collection again. Then a friend pointed out their most recent just came out. So it's been a good time for movies recently.
As I was sitting down to watch Super Troopers, I thought up a fun project: try to pick a single frame "for" the movie. I haven't really been able to further describe what I mean... "advertising" the movie doesn't quite cut it, nor does "capturing", entirely. But something like that. So I pulled out a couple, and thought I'd share them. That's what the ends of semesters are for, right? Movies? I guess exam time was always Dr. Mario time when I was a student...
I've put a good line with most of the frames. It's not always the line going on in the frame, but it's nearby.
A friend who has seen the movie many times (perhaps not particularly recently) suggested the following from memory:
Another friend, who hasn't seen it quite so frequently, picked out the following scene (I grabbed what seemed a good frame to me):
There's a lot of magic in the first scene, but I'm not sure I found a particularly great frame. From it, I picked out:
Of course, one of the most-quoted lines, I expect comes at the burger joint:
But a good frame should probably be a little independent of the lines it suggests. There's a fair amount of humor tucked in this frame, but it might be a bit buried:
This one's a little bit more obviously funny:
As is this one:
I also like frames with the group, in uniform, but not looking particularly official, like:
I think if somebody made me pick a single frame, it might just be this last one.
Apparently my point is you should probably just go watch it. And maybe let me know what frame(s) you'd pick.