5.0 out of 5 stars All people who bash this movie are dumb.
I'm sorry to say, but everyone who gives this film a bad rating have the sense of humor of an Iraqi camel spider. I'd like to see everyone who gave this movie a bad rating try to make a comedy. I bet their idea of a funny scene would be two men sitting in a library reading and one man starts to speak loudly. This movie is a comedic masterpiece. If I could give it 10 stars...
Published on Jun 5 2004 by Michael Harrington
3.0 out of 5 stars Wet
Nice feel good film its ok but I did not find many original punch lines in it seen one seen them.........
Published 3 months ago by Anthony Niebrzydowski
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This review is from: Wet Hot American Summer (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)Nice feel good film its ok but I did not find many original punch lines in it seen one seen them.........
3.0 out of 5 stars this camp is a little bit coo-coo, if you get my drift,
This review is from: Wet Hot American Summer [Import] (VHS Tape)Paul Rudd (Anchorman, The Object Of My Affections), Janeane Garafalo (Copland, Minus Man), David Hyde Pierce(Tv's Fraiser, Osmosis Jones), Michael Ian Black (Tv's Ed, Tv's Viva Variety), Amy Poehler (Tv's Upright Citizens Brigade, Tv's SNL), Christopher Meloni (Tv's Law and Order SVU, Tv's Oz), Molly Shannon (Superstar, Osmosis Jones) and Marguerite Moreau (Queen Of The Damned) head an allstar cast in this satire about life on the last day of camp. The cast do some funny things. Meloni, the camp cook, has an inspiring speech towards the end about wiping mud on his ass and humping a fridge and also when he is talking to canned goods. Pierce and Garofalo are a perfect match for each other. Michael Ian Black has never been more funnier playing a kid who is gay and gets married in the lake and Paul Rudd plays Moreau's jealous boyfriend. Though sometimes crude and tasteless jokes weigh it down, it springs back up with a lot of heart.
5.0 out of 5 stars All people who bash this movie are dumb.,
This review is from: Wet Hot American Summer (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)I'm sorry to say, but everyone who gives this film a bad rating have the sense of humor of an Iraqi camel spider. I'd like to see everyone who gave this movie a bad rating try to make a comedy. I bet their idea of a funny scene would be two men sitting in a library reading and one man starts to speak loudly. This movie is a comedic masterpiece. If I could give it 10 stars I would. I loved every part of this movie. A little warning for those with weak stomachs watch out for McKinley: P. This movie is an excellent buy and I suggest that everyone owns a copy.
5.0 out of 5 stars You people doggin this movie are dumb.,
This review is from: Wet Hot American Summer (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)I'm sorry to say, but everyone who gives this movie a bad review has the sense of humor of an Iraqi camel spider. This movie is more than hilarious, it is a comedic masterpiece. I'd like to see the people who give this movie a bad review make a comedy. I bet their idea of a funny scene is two men sitting in a library reading, and one man starts to speak loudly. Trust me on this, this movie is a great buy. I've seen it over six times and loved it each time. I loved every part of it, and if you don't like it you need to get out more. Excellent buy.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the funniest ever made....,
This review is from: Wet Hot American Summer (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)Love The State? Buy this movie. Love The Ben Stiller Show? Buy this movie. Love apple pie? Buy this movie. Buy it now, jerk.
4.0 out of 5 stars Hillarious!!,
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This review is from: Wet Hot American Summer (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)This is one of the great slapstick comedies of our time! Other than David Hyde Peirce's performance, this was awsome. I think the greatest performance of all, however, was that of Chris Meloni! He plays the camp cook(Gene) who has some MAJOR issues, but I won't spoil it for anyone by saying anymore. If you want some Laugh Out Loud, Rolling On The Floor, Side Spliting action, then this is the movie for you!!! Enjoy, I did!
1.0 out of 5 stars Smutt,
This review is from: Wet Hot American Summer (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)this has to be one of the stupidest movies I have ever watched in my life. the plot was so empty, the acting was aweful. when seeing this I lose hope for mankind.
4.0 out of 5 stars "Airplane" fans are in for a treat at Summer camp,
This review is from: Wet Hot American Summer (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)"Wet Hot American Summer" is a comedy that has a natural sense of wit and deadpan humor that has not been seen in a parody film since the Zucker brother's 1980 classic "Airplane."
Set in 1981, the film gives a hilarious account of the final day of a summer camp. Starting at dawn, the viewer is taken through the daylong regiment of Camp Firewood's building preparations for the time-honored tradition of a camp talent show. Under the guidance of camp director Beth (Janeane Garofalo, "200 Cigarettes"), both the counselors and campers plan to make their final day memorable as a summer of sexual frustration and emotionally traumatic stress come to a close.
The plot is surprisingly strong for a parody, which usually relies on a series of loosely tied together one-liners and humor intended for cheap, quick laughs that require little thought. With the exception of a few uproarious scenes of throwaway humor, including a game of capture the flag where a Kenyan marathon runner comes out of nowhere to take the flag and propel his team to victory and a motorcycle chase scene that is halted due to the presence of a bale of hey in the middle of the street, "Wet Hot American Summer" does an outstanding job of sustaining character.
Considering the limitations a parody can pose and the many clichés that often persist, David Wain does an outstanding job in his directorial debut in which he co-wrote with Michael Showalter. Wain maintains a believable plot throughout the movie while satirizing 70's and 80's teen films and other random subjects ranging from issues as minute as French kissing and Dungeons and Dragons to tackling war film stereotypes like the psychosis of Vietnam veterans.
The film's cast is deeply experienced in various forms of comedy including television, improvisation, stand-up and sitcoms. While the most recognizable star is Garofalo, it also receives commendable performances by David Hyde Pierce (Niles on "Frasier"), as a shy but helpful astrophysics professor, Molly Shannon ("Saturday Night Live"), as an arts and crafts counselor who shares her marriage problems with pre-pubescent campers and Amy Poehler ("Saturday Night Live, Upright Citizens Brigade"), as a moody music director who uses high-pitched rants to express the art of a musical play. The brilliant MTV sketch comedy series "The State" features five cast members of the since cancelled series, including Michael Ian Black ("Ed"). The film credits also feature countless alumni from comedy theatres such as The Second City and The Groundlings.
However the true standout performance belongs to Christopher Meloni ("Law and Order: Special Victims Unit," "Oz"), for dominating his scenes as Gene, a borderline insane Vietnam veteran who serves as the camp's head chef. Meloni stars in perhaps one of the funniest moments in parody history when he finally comes to terms with his sexual identity with the help of a non-perishable food item and a large kitchen appliance. The character of Gene single handily parodies an assortment of Vietnam era movies including "Apocalypse now," "The Deer Hunter" and "Full Metal Jacket."
While most of the commercial public will not understand this movie's humor (it certainly didn't when the film was released theatrically in July of 2001) this is a must for anyone who is interested the Zucker brother's style of humor that goes beyond the surface of a joke and satirically penetrates the clichés of a film genre. For people who liked "Not Another Teen Movie" and "Scary Movie" but left wanting more substance and witty intelligence, then "Wet Hot American Summer" will fill the void that those and countless other parodies could not.
5.0 out of 5 stars Either you like it or you won't,
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This review is from: Wet Hot American Summer (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)The story takes place at the Jewish summer camp, Camp Firewood. It takesplace in one day and has numerous plot lines that tell the stories of different campers. Victor tries to loose his virginity while a group of nerds works to save the camp from destruction. There are probably a dozen hilarious different side stories in this movie. The characters are the best part. Each character has a different quirk in their personality and plays out their role extremely well. The movie also pokes fun at alot of 80s movies and the parody parts are very well done. I found myself reciting lines from this movie months after I saw it.
Wet Hot American summer is a movie some will get and some won't. When my friend brought the DVD half the people watching it found it funny and half found it the stupidest thing it the world. The humor in this movie is stupid and that is the point of it. In one scene a kid drowns and Andy, the camp rebel, takes a kid who witnessed it and throws him out of his car onto the side of the road. Yes the scene is stupid but it was still incredibly funny. If your into the stupid, sick, and random things flying around than this movie is for you.
5.0 out of 5 stars Nearly ruptured my appendix, I laughed so hard...,
This review is from: Wet Hot American Summer (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)I have heard many people say that Wet Hot American Summer is not funny, and I have to agree. It's not funny.
It is freakin' hilarious.
You have the trip to town, which goes off on such a ridiculous tangent that you're in stitches when it goes back to camp. You have Janeane Garofalo and David Hyde Pierce, who have great comic chemistry together. And, of course, let's not forget Christopher Meloni, whose Vietnam vet camp cook is such a looneytune that he gives Bill Murray's groundskeeper from "Caddyshack" a good run for his money. His scenes might as well have you in the emergency room with a ruptured appendix, you'll be laughing so hard.
This movie is a cut above other genre parodies in the theatres or on the shelves. If you have to rent this movie more than twice, you should honestly put up the extra cash and buy it. It's worth every penny, and you'll be glad you did.
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