"Wild Thing" Charlie Sheen and his off-beat Cleveland Indians teammates return for another shot at the World Series in the comedy-sequel MAJOR LEAGUE II. With only a few changes, MAJOR LEAGUE II is a relatively enjoyable continuation of MAJOR LEAGUE I, plagued only by some foul language.
“Wild Thing” Charlie Sheen and his off-beat Cleveland Indians teammates return for another shot at the World Series in the comedy-sequel MAJOR LEAGUE II. However, a few changes have taken place in the off-season. Pitcher Rick Vaughn (Sheen) has traded in his “Wild Thing” persona for Armani suits, catcher Jack Taylor (Tom Berenger) is back this time as a coach and inept third baseman Roger Dorn (Corbin Bernsen) now owns the team.
A typical sequel and simply a continuation of the first story, MAJOR LEAGUE II opens with a quick refresher for those who missed the first movie or have simply forgotten. The acting performances are fine, with believable sports action and competent drama and humor where called for in the script. While the amount of foul language in the film prohibits any endorsement, at least there are no uses of the dreaded F-word–a great relief. There is one instance of implied sexual activity, but no nudity is involved, and it is quite mild. Overall, MAJOR LEAGUE II is a fairly harmless (aside from the foul language) and relatively enjoyable rags to riches sports story with a few exciting action sequences and a happy ending. MAJOR LEAGUE II will probably offend more people with its predictable story line than its objectionable content.
(H, LLL, V, S, N, A, FR, M) Humanistic worldview; 34 obscenities (no use of F-word), 8 profanities (6 very mild) & 20 mild vulgarities; mild, sports related action violence; implied sexual immorality--1 instance; brief partial male nudity--locker room scene; brief alcohol abuse; 2 false religions portrayed but not promoted; and, player memorizes text from Playboy magazine as psychological concentration technique (photos not shown).