Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Beerfest = Greatness, Bottled

Posted by codemorse

Having seen Broken Lizard's new film, "Beerfest," I can confidently make the following recommendation for your upcoming weekend:

1) Call several friends. These friends must be somewhat goofy, and not of the too-cool-for-school variety.

2) Hit a bar and buy yourselves several rounds.

4) See "Beerfest."

5) Repeat Step Two

If you follow these instructions I guarantee that you will laugh your asses off.

"Beerfest" is the sort of R-rated comedy that movies like "Wedding Crashers" would like to be. It's gloriously infantile and stuffed with the sort of sweetly-anarchic humor that the Muppets might traffic in if they went on a year-long drinking binge and developed potty mouths.

The movie doesn't truly get going until the two "leads" begin gathering their Ultimate Drinking Team, but by then you've settled into the comfortable and uniquely mellow style of Broken Lizard. And when the laughs come, they come hard. It's immediately obvious that the movie, like their previous classic Super Troopers, will only get funnier with repeated viewings and as funny as it is initially, that's saying something. I'll be repeating "It's fwustwating! It's fwustwating...fwustwating..." until my girlfriend's ready to destroy me with her mind. Like Super Troopers, the film's endlessly quotable.

"Beerfest" won't change the world, win any Oscars, or solve the problems in the middle-east. It will, however, make you laugh like you're fourteen years old and watching Stripes for the first time on cable.


At 11:27 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Glad you had a good time with it. I may have to hit this up.

At 10:39 AM, Blogger codemorse said...

Definately do, bro.


Just don't expect greatness. Go in looking to simply be entertained.

At 12:01 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

That's about all I ever do which is why I love movies that others hate.

At 12:50 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

I thought it was because you had no taste?

At 2:22 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Well that too.

At 4:52 PM, Blogger Ben Miro said...

You compare these lame fratboys to Murray, Ramis, and the boys?


At 9:32 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

Where'd you pull that inference from?

I said watching Beerfest will make you laugh LIKE you are watching Stripes at age fourteen.

Not that Beerfest is as good as Stripes, or that the BL boys are better than/as good as Ramis/Murray/Reitman.

Pick your gauntlet up already.

At 10:34 PM, Blogger Ben Miro said...

I meant the arcade version of Gauntlet. You're the Valkyrie.


At 8:22 AM, Blogger codemorse said...

"Elf needs food...badly."

Ever notice how Valkyrie sounds like she's getting some every time she gets hit in that game?

Distrubing, confusing messages for children.


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