Monday, February 12, 2007

Monday Movie Reviews

In between household projects, trips to Lowe's, and of course driving the new car as much as possible, we watched a few movies this weekend. Hopefully I can spare you from watching some of them.

American Pie Presents: Band Camp - Just awful. I can't imagine who sat down and thought this crap up. Essentially Stiffler's younger brother sabotages an end of the year Band Concert and gets sent to Band Camp by The Shermanator...who has somehow become a high school guidance counselor. He decides that while he's at Band Camp he'll start making porno movies of the band geeks having sex so he can sell them as porno movies and work for his older brother. Probably wouldn't be too bad of a premise if they didn't try to go from making a soft porn movie to making a morality play. The guy who plays Stifflers brother is horribly annoying to the point that I don't know how the other actors didn't punch him in the face every time he spoke. The band camp kids are annoying and of course the camp counselors are all former Playboy Playmates. Yeah, because that is what really happens at Band Camp. I would have to say anyone that was in this movie was just desperate for a movie role and the writers were hoping that they could cash in on the success of the last three movies. Typically to do that you have to have the former stars, and Sherman was the least likeable character and one of the worst actors the world has ever seen. I would stay away from Band Camp unless you're just morbidly curious. Even still, don't go in expecting much. The movie is slow going, seems choppy, oh and did I mention it was dumb?

American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile - Actually not bad. I'm not sure why the writers of the American Pie movies decide to play only on the Stiffler family, but they do. This movie is MUCH better than band camp and you don't find yourself hating the lead characters or hating yourself for watching it. I have to say the hot wife and I laughed pretty damn hard during this one. The guys who play Stifflers cousins are pretty good and I think this movie probably would have had some success in the theaters. It's funny, Eugene Levy stars again and maintains the status as the only guy to be in all five American Pie movies. Either way, this movie is hard not to laugh your ass of at from the midget football team to the running of the naked mile. There is still that good wholesome value play on it that is again not needed, but they make it more believable here and it's more like Van Wilder than the previous movie. If you're out for a good hard laugh that you don't have to think about, this is a good one.

That's it for today. I'm trying to make my blogs shorter so more people will read them and comment on them so I'll reserve some more movie reviews for later. New Heroes starts in eight hours and if you're not watching, this is the best reason to look forward to Monday nights that there is. Enjoy the rest of your Monday!


Band camp was okay. We saw it awhile ago. Haven't seen the second one and probably won't, but we shall see.

1 hour and 17 minutes until Hero's starts!
posted by Blogger Christian at 7:44 PM  
Time to start the countdown to March 9th. Think it will show at the IMAX there? Otherwise I know what I'll be doing that weekend!
posted by Blogger Jenn at 11:44 PM  
Chris - they really should make Heroes a two hour show. They could do that no problem. However I found the Star Trek references last night pretty funny since Mr. Sulu played Hiro's Dad.

Jenn - if it plays at the IMAX in Nashville get tickets now. At least three, maybe four for us, and we're there. If it doesn't, know where the guest bedroom is.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 10:08 AM  
I'll know next week if it's in IMAX here. I've taken the day off work. Can't wait.
posted by Blogger Jenn at 11:27 PM  
I'm off early on Fridays anyway. Bitchin...I can't wait.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 9:26 AM  
We are obsessed with Heroes at our house!
posted by Blogger Chas at 9:02 PM  

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