The 1990 cult favorite Kindergarten Cop finally got the direct-to-DVD sequel you have been waiting for your whole life (insert sarcastic tone here). The sequel stars Dolph Lundgren as an FBI Agent (Agent Zack Reed) who must go undercover as a Kindergarten teacher in order to find a flash drive with valuable FBI information. If being a Kindergarten teacher wasn't hard enough for Agent Reed (Lundgren), he also is being stalked by Russian Mafia Criminals who want the same information he is looking for. In the process of searching for a flash drive with the information, Agent Reed meets fellow teacher Olivia played by Darla Taylor and falls in love even though she is close to 30 years younger than him. Agent Reed can't do the task alone and is aided by his partner played by Bill Bellamy who gives the movie some additional comedy relief with constant jabs at Dolph Lundren's character.
The original film focused on laughs from seeing big muscular Arnold unable to control a bunch a children. This film takes a different direction and focuses on a liberal school environment where the children are not allowed gluten products, processed chocolate, or anything containing nuts. They also have a school therapy pig.
As you can guess, Agent Reed wins over the children and he also learns to love them as well. He falls for the co-worker, she falls for him, she gets mad when she finds out he is an FBI agent, they make up. I'm pretty sure you can guess the rest.
Say what you will about Dolph Lundgren as an actor, but I actually am glad to see him in a lead role again. Too often lately he has been playing characters where he is monotone or looks to be bored to death. I am not saying he lives up to Arnold's performance, but he certainly takes the lead role seriously and will make you crave a Twix bar (over-saturation of product placement throughout the film).
The second film has nothing to do with the original and is is more of a reboot than anything. With that said, it is not good; it also is not terrible. I will give this movie a watchable rating, and good news for those who have Netflix as it is currently steaming this month.
Kindergarten Cop 2 is rated PG-13 for some violence and suggestive material.