Occasionally, I get a “wouldn’t it be cool if…” idea that i feel must be shared. I started thinking about this particular film this morning, and I think it could be awesome. Very likely, the movie would be very much not awesome, but I still thought I’d share it.
Quack Attack: The Mighty Ducks Return
Joshua Jackson returns as Charlie Conway, a former NHL MVP enjoying early retirement. Naturally, he goes back on nostalgia trip to his old stomping grounds only to discover there is no longer a peewee hockey team in his hometown. Troubled by this —as well as the increase of crime among younger children in the area— he decides to take the reins as coach, and to bring the peewee Mighty Ducks Team back to it’s former glory.
He contacts his old friend and mentor Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez), who is now the head of a high profile Chicago law firm and convinces him to sponsor the team, under the promise that Conway can repair some of the damage to his old neighborhood.
He also enlists the help of Les Averman (Matt Doherty), his old friend and commentator for the NHL, as well as Goldberg (Shaun Weiss), a much healthier and successful Chef/owner of the local Goldberg’s restaurant. Together, they invest in restoring the long abandoned sporting equipment store that went into foreclosure after Hans’ unfortunate death.
With a combined help from their own children, they form a new hockey team with the same name, and recruit several talented young misfits from around the city to compete in the state hockey tournament. Hilarity ensues when Charlie experiences the trials and tribulations of actual coaching.
Unfortunately, Conway discovers that his once close friend Adam Banks (Vincent Larusso) has become the head coach of the Hawks, who they are set to face off against in the state championship. Banks, who resents Charlie’s successful hockey career, has been consumed by the desire to win at all costs.
Eventually the teams face off. Challenges are met, obstacles are overcome, and competitors are made friends. It is with the help of Gordon Bombay, who helps the two rival coaches come to terms with their differences and to see eye to eye. Just an all around feel-good experience.
That’s what I have for the plot synopsis thus far. The Mighty Ducks was a big part of my childhood, and I think it would be a great time for this new generation to see a revival of some sort. Watching the films the first time encouraged me to get off my pudgy posterior and become active. This couldn’t be more important now, with the advent of the technological age, and the increasing laziness of our children.
Realistically, I find it hard to believe that this movie, or something similar will eventually get released. Dormant movie series revivals are becoming more and more popular as of late, and as far as kids’ movies goes, this was one of the best. Let me know your thoughts on my fake synopsis. Do you think it could be great, or are the Ducks best left in the nostalgia of the 90s? Do you have any clever ways to increase the enjoyment of the movie? Do you, too, wonder what the hell ever happened to Emilio Estevez? Let us know in the comments below!