Monday, January 14, 2008
American Pie Presents: Beta House
By no means is this a good movie, surprisingly though I found it stupidly amusing. While the 'real' Pie movies declined in quality with each episode the straight-to-DVD films have improved with each episode. The first, Band Camp, was a torturous piece of trash that lowered the IQ of all that watched. It's follow-up, The Naked Mile, which wisely dropped all of the characters from Camp was somewhat more tolerable if still stupid and overlong. This was the best of the sorry lot. It has an appropriately short running length (less than 90 minutes), returns the tolerable cast members from Naked Mile, and has some occasionally funny moments. Eugene Levy is always good for a laugh, even if his character has been so far removed from 5 movies ago that he's barely recognizeable. As an aside this has basically removed any semblance of being an American Pie movie (read: a combo sex/romantic comedy) and has become more of a Porky's style frat comedy, which isn't a bad thing all things considered. I'm actually, this sickens me to say, almost excited for next year's inevitable chapter...
Overall Score: 5/10