Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland

2016

Action / Comedy / Sport

15
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 99%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 12751

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Alan Ritchson as Thad Castle
Frankie Shaw as Mary Jo Cacciatore
Darin Brooks as Alex Moran
Page Kennedy as Radon Randell
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by matthewchippin 2 / 10

The show was really good, the movie just went too far.

As a fan of the show I was expecting more of the same -- low brow humour. With relatively low expectations going in, I have to say the movie exceeded my expectations in how bad it was. The story was over the top. I mean the whole party over football thing is great but I would've liked more football in the movie instead of a ridiculous story-line. Was actually expecting the movie to be about Alex Moran's final season at BMS and not about how the goat house had basically turned into a distopia. The only reason I gave this movie a 2 instead of a 1 is because I was a fan of the show and it was nice to see the characters again. But yeah, this movie just stretched everything too far. That's all I have to say, don't waste your time with it, it may actually ruin the show for you.

Reviewed by chopstixsolo 2 / 10

I wanted to like this movie.

I really wanted to like this movie, but it just wasn't what I expected after watching the series. I got into the show after it aired and I was happy to see that there was a movie to cap it off. I thought it would be a cherry on top of a sundae, this turned out to be an olive soaked in grenadine.

The movie had some funny moments, drug induced hilarity, Thad screaming, and some typical Thad behavior. My issue is with the over the top stuff and the lack of show inspiration. The party was too ridiculous, the show had a lot of partying but it was not to this level. It felt like a stretched out party episode that just went too long. The show had a football centered plot, and this had little to no football. It relied too heavily on Thad and his comedy (while I loved Thad on the show, it is better for him to have limited screen time), and it made the other characters (main characters from the show) fall to the wayside. Alex and Sammy were completely different characters from what they were on the show, and Thad just became dumber. I liked that characters like Donnie and Harmon got more screen time, and it worked, but it felt like they had more time than both Alex and Sammy, who were the main characters on the show. I won't even get into how they ruined Coach and the whole Dean situation. Also taking it away from the original locations took me out of the movie quickly. Not having the actual GOAT HOUSE and the original field was really distracting, especially since they used a bright white house, when the original house was brown.

Like I said, I wanted to love this movie like I did the show, I just couldn't enjoy it, mainly because it lost the spirit of Blue Mountain State.

Reviewed by CANpatbuck3664 7 / 10

Definitely Made for the Fans, Blue Mountain State: Rise of Thadland Offers More of the Same for Those Who Want it

If you check out my review for the Blue Mountain State series, you'll know I was a fan. It was too bad the show got cancelled and I definitely think it could have gone on a little longer. When word of the Blue Mountain State movie came about, I donated to the Kickstarter and waited for the theatrical release. That didn't happen but I checked it out anyway. I'm going to have a hard time reviewing this movie. As someone who loves movies and tries to objectionable watching them, this is not a good movie. But as a fan of the show and someone who has seen the whole series (more than once) I can also say that this movie is pretty faithful to the source material (it was written and produced by the same people who ran the show) and that I enjoyed seeing these characters again.

*Minor Spoilers Ahead* Alex Moran (Darin Brooks) is entering his senior year at Blue Mountain State. Most of the crew is still around Sammy (Chris Romano) is still the mascot for the Spirit Squad, cheering with his sister Mary Jo (Frankie Shaw). Donnie (Rob Ramsey) and Harmon (James Cade) are still playing for the team. Marty Daniels (Ed Marinaro) is still coaching, the biggest change is that the team seems to suck now. Thad Castle (Alan Ritchson) went pro after his senior year and went #1 in the NFL Draft. In typical Thad fashion, he's been throwing the money at everything he wants. The new dean at BMS announces to the team that he's tired of their crap and that he's taking the team house (The Goat-House) away from the football team. Alex is the team captain (he also lives in the house) so he won't let the house go but he needs someone to buy it. He goes to Thad to get the money for the house. Thad's not willing to do it immediately, Alex and him were friends but they also were at each others throats more than once. He promises Alex the money if he throws him his dream party, "Thadland". It's a carnival themed party with a mojito hot tub, a room full of different strains of weed and it snows cocaine. Alex gets everything together for The Goat House but he can't anticipate the direction the night will take.

If you're not familiar with the show, the show was full of drugs, partying and sex. Some people might have called it offensive but it was meant as a parody of college football and the excess around it. If you're a fan of the series, I'm happy to report that there's plenty more of all those things in BMS: Rise of Thadland. The biggest praise that I can give this movie is that it embraces what people liked about the show and gives you more of what you want. It's crass, non PC and it throws it right in your face.

The faithful nature of the movie extends to the characters. There are a couple of differences (I'll get to that later) but for the most part, everyone is well represented. Thad was always the funniest character in the show and the movie wisely centres around him (the law of diminishing returns applies to the jokes but Alan Ritchson still does a great job). They bring back everyone and as a fan, it was great to see everyone again (they even bring back Shilo).

This movie isn't without it's fair share of problems though. The show never had Emmy calibre writing or a complex plot-line but even so, Rise of Thadland isn't very well written. It's not as funny as the best episodes of the show, the characters are the same but they pump their eccentricities up way too high (Sammy vs. Billy the Goat 3 was just too much). They can't seem to decide whether they want to have some deeper subplots like the realization that Donnie is gay, which was actually a nice moment in the movie. Or how Mary Jo and Alex really should be together because they set that stuff up and then it devolves into gross-out or extreme jokes. The main plot line didn't even make sense, the movie just criticizes Alex endlessly, why? He's still in college, cut him a break for not having figured everything out. It didn't make me angry, it was nice they tried to add some depth to the characters but it seemed like a case of the movie wanting it's cake and eating it too. It's really hard to do a party comedy and have depth, it's like walking a tightrope and this movie fell off and into the net.

If you're a fan of this show, check out this movie. It's not amazing or even as good as the series but you'll get what you want out of it. If you've never heard of the show, this is hard to recommend. Rise of Thadland isn't a good movie, it has little to no plot and it's not as funny as the show. I don't like drawing that kind of line in the sand but I think that's what it comes down to.

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