88 Min | Comedy | December 2007
IMDB Rating: 5.3
Director: Andrew Waller
Starring: John White, Steve Talley, Christopher McDonald
American Pie Presents Beta House Review: The later American Pie movies are basically nothing like the earlier, classic, ones. They are cheap, fast, cash-ins, on the success and the name of the earlier movies and are incredibly simplistic and immature ones. Teenagers will most probably still have fun with this movie, especially when they watch it with a couple of friends and a couple of cold ones, if they are old enough for that of course. Really when judging Beta House seriously, there is very little positive to say about it. The story is all over the place and is being filled with some highly unlikely events and characters. Really, if all schools and fraternities were like this, society would have crumbled down by now. And it’s also obviously not being very realistic and actually a quite annoying thing how all of the girls are perfectly pretty ones and the guys all are well toned and can basically get every willing girl with a snap of their finger. But lets hope that nobody has the illusion that these sort of movies portray anything out of the real life and tries to be like any of the characters out of this movie.
You could say that Beta House serves its purpose well enough for the right audience but of course that just doesn’t make this a good movie as well. But nevertheless, for what it is, it’s still being a quite amusing movie, you just shouldn’t think too much about while watching it. The movie didn’t annoy me as much as the previous American Pie presents movie did but it’s still being a pretty bad and definitely simplistic movie. These sort of movies probably feel more like an extended television series episode, with only some more nudity added to it than anything else really. Which makes you think; why haven’t they attempted it yet to make a television series out of the American Pie franchise? It’s probably cheaper to do so and you can potentially reach a wider audience with as well.
The American Pie series have reach a level by now that the characters and stories feel way more appropriate for television than movie really. Switch your brain off, get drunk or just turn yourself into a young male teenager again, in order to get a maximum amount of fun out of Beta House.
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