"21 & Over (2013/Blu-ray/20th Century Fox)" Review

Review: Since the late 90's there has been so many movies to come out about a group of friends who go out
and end up getting wasted then go through a bunch of crazy situations. Now I do know that this type of film has been done so many times before this huge wave of films. Just look back at the awesome classic "Porky's"! For the most part I have been passing up alot of these type of films in the past 2 or 3 years, but I figured why the hell not when presented with the chance to review and view this film. Is 21 & Over just another gross out humor lased comedy or does it have more to it than that? Let the autopsy begin!

To answer that question I will say that it is a split when it comes to this film. Yes it is filled with gross out humor and a typical scenario. Also yes it does have a little more than that to bring to the table. I am quite split on this film because there is some damn funny parts this film has to offer, but they are few and far between. The characters are quite predictable and are what I expected. What you get is a nerdy guy, the crude friend, and the middle friend that is a mixture of both the other friends. I did see them as predictable, but I still did like how they interacted with one another and they were likable characters for the most part.
It's just so hard to get past that this film is just the same shit different movie. While watching it I could help but think of other films like The Hangover or Superbad. Which really 21 & Over feels like a mixture of those two. Now I really don't think I could recommend this film to die hard film fans because it doesn't seem like it was made for them. It seems like it was made for people who are gullible and would see this as something that hasn't been done that much before. One thing I will give this film is that aside from the occasional funny part I did like how the story panned out at the end and became something I wasn't quite expecting out of this film. Now if you are interested in renting it I say go the "Red Box" way of being able to view it because it's not worth that much more than that.
Overall this was a standard and for the most part bland comedy that does have the occasional laugh out loud scene that works for the first viewing but fails if you watch it again. Nice try writers of "The Hangover", but I think you need to try doing something different instead of the same old shit just because it made you money before.

-Daniel "Damnation" Lee

Director: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore
Genre: Comedy
Blu-ray Release Year: 2013
Theatrical Release Year: 2013

Time Length: 83 mins.
Rating: R
Company: 20th Century Fox
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