Sunday, September 6, 2009

jjok Enjoyed Those Early 80's Camp Movies

I'm 35 years old. I have a wife, 4 kids, a minivan, and a mortgage.

I'm about average.

And I still find those 80's flickers to be really funny.....

I remember how taboo it was for a 10 year old to watch those boobie flicks involving high school or summer camps. It had boobs, and funny stuff. Ones that immediately come to mind are Zapped with Scott Baio and Meatballs(which if you can believe it is being remade for 2010).

So here we are in 2009, why not make fun of it?

Enter a movie that makes fun of them and takes it to a whole other level......yet lacks a key component that is sure to upset.

Wet Hot American Summer.


The cast includes Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce, Bradly Cooper, Amy Poehler, the bitchy bitch fuckface Janeane Garofalofuckyou, and a monster performance by Christopher Meloni.

The premise? It's the last day of camp at Camp Firewood in 1981. And there's a lot of stuff for the counselors to do before they end their summer.

Let's give you a primer of some select scenes that make it interesting before realizing the fatal flaw.

First you have Paul Rudd, one of my faves, dealing with a beligerent camper......



Or how about a scarce chance to hit the local town for the counselors? All in the name of good clean fun......




Or how about the "arguably" best speech given by a crazy lunch person, followed up with him slowly humping a refrigerator? Christopher Meloni is the shit.




In all, the humor is way the fuck out there. I admit to laughing out loud several times at some really screwed up scenes.

Including again "arguably" the best chase scene in the history of chase scenes. The slow-mo over the hay bail is top notch.




So you can see, the humor is all over the place.

But the movie has one fatal flaw that attracted so many 10 and 12 year old to the early to mid 80's teenie flicks.


Boobs.

And not a one shown in this movie which is a travesty.

Somehow they show a scene with Bradley Cooper getting cornholed by another camper.....and they tried to make it as "beautiful" as they could, including both dudes still wearing their pulled up gym socks with red rings at the top. Very passionate and ultimately disturbing.

And yet no boobs in this entire flicker.

Overall, the humor is different. Some will love this movie as it is a cult classic. Others will immediately cast it off into the "dumbest movie ever" crowd. I can totally get that.

For me, I give it a D-.

Hey, no boobs. I mean seriously, WTF?


Till next time, May all your movies have boobs.

jjok signing off

2 comments:

Short-Stacked Shamus said...

jjok... you must check out the "Movies About Girls" website & especially the podcast -- both devoted to this particular subgenre. (Indeed, I think one of the co-hosts is writing a book about it, called Boobs.)

The podcast in particular is funny as hell, imo.

HighOnPoker said...

The movie lost points for the presence of non-actress, non-talent, Jeannine Garofolo. She sucks.