Average User Score: 5.9Jul 31, 2014Many argue that the movie isn't about it's story or characters but about a supposedly "Epic" Party. Now first let me say: I was young once tooMany argue that the movie isn't about it's story or characters but about a supposedly "Epic" Party. Now first let me say: I was young once too and surely did some stuff I am not exactly proud of. And that is the point ! They may be funny stories but you are sure as heck not proud of them aside from a few exceptions maybe! This movie glorifies partying to such ridicoulous proportions that all of the people in the movie seem like complete morons and frankly just loathsome people. The entire thing is based around tree highschoolers no less, of which one "Costa" might just be one of the most annoying douchebags you've ever seen on film. This film is not how any "Epic" Party would be but how 14 year old kiddies imagine it: No limits, no consequences, no realism.
Usually there is a point though where reality comes crashing in but not in this movie. I mean stuff happens but the film just ends and the three kiddos get "popular" without any repercussions.
Why is that such an important deal in the first place? High School is over in a blink and then what are they going to do with their popularity? Work at Burger King? It's quite embarassing to watch really. Like when you overhear some kiddies arguing who drank the most beer last night fighting about it like it's actually a title worth having. Or when some teenager calls his friend a **** because he won't drink or stops drinking.
Aside from that the movie objectifies women of course where the only purpose they have is to show their boobs and be sex-slaves to the men they all so much desire !
One unintentionally frightening scene is when the police arrives and people start throwing bottles and it's like they are becoming a mob, a collective mind of douchebags not thinking about their actions! The movie makes it look like it's actually a cool thing. Right to Party my ass. You have every right to Party as long as you are not a selfish prick who puts his juvenile desires above any one elses. I almost burned your house down? Oh well, right to party I guess. Pretty Epic... right...… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Feb 25, 2014Usually I'm not the kinda guy who would be saying that and most of the times when people write stuff like this they do not know what they areUsually I'm not the kinda guy who would be saying that and most of the times when people write stuff like this they do not know what they are talking about but for this movie even I have to say : What the actual **** were the critics that gave this movie a negative review thinking?
I can understand why you may have some problems with the movie but Edelstein and Co, are you ****ing serious? I am actually amazed by how far somebody who gets paid to review movies can NOT GET THE POINT OF THE GOD DAMN MOVIE THEY REVIEW. Just Wow.
This is all I wanted to say. I will not write a review yet because I need more time for reflection. The score represents how I feel about the movie after the first watch.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Dec 4, 2013To be honest. The movie has it's weaknesses, one of them being incredibly large plot holes towards the end which most people seem to dismissTo be honest. The movie has it's weaknesses, one of them being incredibly large plot holes towards the end which most people seem to dismiss rather easily I do not dislike the movie. In fact, there's a lot to like, but I somehow find this movie a bit pretentious and preachy. Been a long time since I've seen it last but I found this movie a bit overrated. It's best you see it for yourself. I will write a longer review the next time I see it.… Expand
Average User Score: tbdNov 29, 2013This movie is actually "remake" of a french classic under the same name. If you speak french or you can find a version dubbed with yourThis movie is actually "remake" of a french classic under the same name. If you speak french or you can find a version dubbed with your language, go check out the old La guerre des boutons" from 1962. It is a hundred times funnier, more charming, subtle and even more serious without having to rely on some clichéd and totally unnecessarily forced WWII conflict (it is set after the war). Do yourself a favor, skip the remake and watch the old version, you won't regret it.… Expand