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112 out of 178 people found the following review useful:
Not worthy of the name, 6 December 2007
Author: Vlad Isbasoiu from Romania
Although it's an R rated movie, I really doubt that you'll really enjoy
it unless you're a teenager
Why? Because there's no real plot, no character development,no funny jokes.
The only thing that this movie has plenty of is nudity. Tons and tons of naked or almost naked chicks (pretty nice ones I might add) to feast your eyes on.
I really can't understand why this movie has the American Pie title since it's only a bad combination between an erotic movie and a comedy without succeeding in being either of them.
My suggestion is to watch this movie only if you want to see some naked chicks, but you're too shy to rent/buy an erotic movie.
Gave it 1/10 for the 2 smiles i had in the entire movie and another 2/10 for the nice chicks
64 out of 108 people found the following review useful:
"Lion with small penis must compensate with mighty roar.", 6 December 2007
Author: Slickflix from United States
I have to hand it to the creative team behind these "American Pie"
movies. "Direct To DVD" typically is synonymous with cheap, incompetent
film-making. Yet last year I was pleasantly surprised when I found
myself thoroughly enjoying the DVD sequel "The Naked Mile". The
filmmakers took advantage of the opportunity to deliver a raunchy, yet
funny little film. This year they offer up the followup, "Beta House".
This is the honest truth, "Beta House" makes the first few "American
Pie" movies look like "The Little Mermaid".
This is no holds barred, tasteless, laugh-out loud fun. Sure, the story is a bit thin, but that's the beauty of the whole thing. Within the first 10 minutes we're introduced to the all the main characters, the new supporting characters, get a handful of raunchy gags, meet the villains, and establish the general plot-line. With all that out of the way, the movie becomes a no-limits ride. The gags are a plenty, and they DID NOT hold back in this one. I'm talking male semen, urine, dildos, chicks-with-dicks, sex with sheep, female orgazim sprays, and plenty more. Not to mention the fact that not a minute goes by without boobs or a sex scene.
Returning from "The Naked Mile" are John White, Jake Siegel, Steve Talley, and Eugene Levy (in a similar supporting role as the last few films). The entire cast does fine work. Steve Talley (Dwight Stifler), in particular, has a great energy and screen presence. I predict good things for him. The film is also loaded with great movie references for those who keep their eyes open. By far the biggest laugh of the film for me was "The Deerhunter" parody. Classic.
The bottom line is, if you're a fan of the series, you'll feel right at home with "Beta House". It really pushes the limits of good taste, but in the end is pretty damn funny.
60 out of 107 people found the following review useful:
Not so bad, 9 December 2007
Author: jdebevc from Slovenia
This movie is plain fun.I has nothing to do with the original America
Pie, but it is fun to watch.
Another try, but better than Band camp and The naked mile, at least funnier.
Just after first five minutes i was laughing my ass out, so I decided to call my friend and we would watch it together.We had a few beers and we had fun.
You will not find any deep message in this movie, but it's worth watching.
So, lay back and just enjoy.
11 out of 14 people found the following review useful:
Doesn't live up to the American Pie name, except for the sex, 3 June 2009
Author: BlinkFlame from Ohio
American Pie: Beta House is sort of in limbo between genres. On the one
hand, it's a comedy with no plot and few genuinely clever jokes. On the
other hand, it's porno that's a tad too soft-core to actually turn on
any viewers. Essentially Beta House is a collage of sex scenes - some
humiliating, others just lame attempts at humor - with a couple thin
plot points thrown in an effort at cohesiveness. The characters are
barely even two-dimensional, most development relies on knowledge of
Naked Mile, and the "important" plot scenes are so far apart that you
wonder why the writers even felt the need for a story.
In all fairness, I did not go into this movie without expectations. I liked the original three American Pie movies, and thought Band Camp and Naked Mile were solid rentals. I thought Naked Mile was almost good enough to be released in theaters, and so when I saw that some of the same characters were returning for Beta House, I was excited to see this installment. I was aware that there would be numerous scenes of debauchery and sexual humiliation in multiple forms. And I was fine with it, because in the past, these scenes were backed by the story and were well integrated into the plot. In Beta House, however, it's almost as if the writers forgot why the formula in the other AP movies worked. They spent too much energy working in the nudity that they forgot to actually write a story.
This movie is a disappointment and not even worth a one-dollar rental. The jokes are lame, the story is non-existent, and the porno-aspect is too tame if that's all you really care about seeing.
12 out of 18 people found the following review useful:
The Apple Has Fallen Far From The tree., 28 May 2008
Author: Matt_Layden from Canada
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Stifler, has finished running his naked mile and is now attending Beta
House. Crazy stuff happens, people run around naked and nerds are made
fun of and this series is dead in the water. The Naked Mile was a crap
film, but I found it to be significantly better then Band Camp. It
seems they've gone back to what didn't work for them and it shows that
they don't care either. You can tell where the target audience is and
they nailed it perfectly. Young teenage boys who like to see naked
women, crude humour and beer drinking will love Beta House, everyone
else can pretty much look away.
Star Wars became a massive success that stunned audiences with it's ahead of its time special effects. Lord of the Rings created an entire world of mythical creatures and massive battles that dazzled the eye. The Matrix changed the way action and sci/fi films were made, specifically with the cutting edge special effects. With all the advancement in technology, we eagerly await the next big thing that will have our jaws dropped to the floor. Then comes American Pie: Beta House, which pushes the boundaries of what technology can do. When people have created spaceships, landscapes and creatures using CGI, Beta House decides to use this technology to create semen. Yes, the thing that creates life, the thing you see so many times in pornography films is created and time slows down to show us the white residue shoot across the room onto a teddy bear. Is this funny? Disgusting? Neither? Beta House shows more nudity then The Naked Mile, which is surprising considering the previous installments title. Does the film need it? Of course not, does it ever advance the plot, does it ever? Does it ever get a laugh? Does it ever get young boys aroused? Yes the women are beautiful, but if I am the one who thinks there is too much nudity then you might as well just have made a porno.
The female who catches the affections of our main character is pretty and doesn't annoy the viewer, like previous girls have done in the series, but not once did I ever believe this character would ever do what she does. I'm pretty sure every action from the characters in this film are far from realistic. The American Pie series has fallen from a realm of reality into a fantasy world. None of the events in this film would ever happen, if they ever did then I need to attend this school IMMEDIATELY. Is this film suppose to make people feel like they are having a good time? Well it doesn't, we are watching them have a good time, by the end of the film we hate them for all the fun they are having.
There is a "Deer Hunter" scene in the film, but to make it "funny" for today's audience they decided to substitute bullets wit horse semen. Are you laughing yet? Instead of shooting themselves with said semen in the head, or face, they place the gun in their mouths. Are you on the floor laughing yet? The first time we are introduced to Stifler's roommate, he's having sex with his girlfriend. Are you cheering at the nudity yet? The film at first seems like it will be about the boys trying to get into the frat house, but then it shifts to them already being in the frat house, but needing to perform certain tasks. Then it shifts to a competition between nerds and the boys. It goes a little "Revenge of the Nerds" on us for a bit and it seems out of place. I honestly do not know what these film is about because it goes all over the place.
Most of the comedy seems forced for shock value. Even at the beginning with the Dad showing his son the list of people he has had sex with. The joke is in there somewhere, I think it might be the fact that his wife is not the last name on the list, or it could have been that one of his son's friend's mother was on the list. Either one, it doesn't work.
I guess if you haven't guessed it yet, this film is not funny. Nor does it seem to be focused, the story is pathetic and the so called crude humour that the series has been known for doesn't shock. Skip this lame installment and any future ones as well. I do not know why I have seen all the entries in the series, but for some unknown reason they seem to have found their way to my eyes.
18 out of 30 people found the following review useful:
Stifler Returns!, 7 January 2008
Author: gmarrast from Canada
Wow, this was another good spin off of the original American pie, not
as good as band camp, but definitely a lot better the naked mile.
Dwight and Erik stifler lead the comedy in this one, but I actually
preferred the dialogue in this one to the naked mile. The script was
written a lot better and the comedy flowed more smoothly, however most
of the comedy came from sex, but that's okay because that's why we
watch these movies anyway right?
The midget Rock also had a really good cameo, considering the intense effort given by him in the naked mile, his scene with stifler was awesome and had me laughing my ass off when i saw it.
The movie was a definite improvement in my opinion compared to the naked mile, if you liked any previous American Pie films, you should like beta house, unless you view all of the American pie spin-offs a waste of money.
20 out of 34 people found the following review useful:
Okay film if you're into frat house movies, 22 December 2007
Author: stfu192 from United States
Well American pie beta house is not you're Hollywood Box office smash The movie goes straight to DVD and the old cast from the previous American pie are back. The story line is not the best but it is not the worst even with that I still found my self enjoying this Film Beta house is mainly for college kids and people with a good sense of humor, Based on silly tricks,frat house,drinking,a lot of nudity, not for you're Average thirteen year old. If u can get passed the weak storyline and u kinda like the idea of kids going crazy at college u will love this movie. This is not a family movie don't let you're kids watch this movie
32 out of 59 people found the following review useful:
another slice of pie!!!, 6 December 2007
Author: martin_gb from Bulgaria
i just watched the movie i was afraid it's gonna disappoint me. i was rather surprised at the end though. The American pie franchise is still in my favorite franchise movies of all times. yes, it won't be true if i say that i enjoyed it as mush as i enjoyed the original ones. beta house along with the previous two pies definitely lost something that the first two pies had.it is not gonna become a classic as the first two already did. but what the hell-it is still funny with a lot of good moments and i think it should be the first movie to pick if you wanna have fun and relax after a hard day at work or school. beta house deserves 6/10 but i gave it 7/10 just for being another slice of PIE.
6 out of 8 people found the following review useful:
A shame to the name, 13 March 2008
Author: Shmuk Lidooha from Madrid, Spain
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
For starters, I would like to say that I'm a fan of the American Pie
series. Even though 'the naked mile' and this one are the two worst,
this one seems to be the downfall of the whole series.
First of all, the best part of the film was that it was an American Pie film, which is always appreciated.
However, there are tonnes of bad things to say about this film. First of all, the story has a very stale 'arc' structure. First, there is the introduction of the characters, then the pledging of the beta house and finally the Greek Olympiad. Each of which has exactly 25 minutes of length. Apart from the general staleness of the plot, there is little to no character development, which makes a double whammy of a bad plot.
Apart from that, I deeply disliked the stereotyping in this film. That is, showing the jocks as the extremely cool, only-thinking-about-sex guys, and explicitly displaying the geeks as inferior. Also, it shows females only as sexual objects, and males as only wanting to treat the females as sexual objects.
Apart from that, the acting was also poor. With perhaps the exception of Steve Talley.
So, in the end, a generally horrid film, if seen from a critical point of view. If seen from a teen point of view, I guess that it's better, but this film is rated 18+ in most countries, so it shouldn't really be seen by minors.
4 out of 6 people found the following review useful:
Lame attempt at a college comedy, 17 April 2010
Author: itseamonn from United Kingdom
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Aside from the fact this film is a complete rip off of revenge of the nerds, it fails to even come close to being funny at all. I liked the first three American pie films and the naked mile was quite good, so I was thoroughly disappointed when I saw this film. Its a tale of irritating frat boys doing moronic things and it didn't make me laugh at all. They only praise I have for this movie and that is the female nudity that seems to be used for no reason. Its jokes are unintelligent and there is no character development at all. At least the other American pie movies have a good story line and funny jokes, but this had neither. If you like retarded movies with soft-core sensibility's, I recommend you see this film.
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