I felt a huge relief when I heard Jason Solomons review of “21 and Over” on Robert Elms show this morning.
Solomons said “it made me glad I wasn’t 21, glad I wasn’t American and glad it’s all over very quickly. It’s quite vile in places and stupid.” adding, “What’s a frat, what do you do there?” – “I don’t understand the Greek alphabet”.
It’s how I’ve felt about almost the entire genre since Animal House, including “The Hangover” franchise. Animal House was a classic for many reasons. Are college guys really like this? I don’t think so. Even as an extreme these films serve no real purpose, and just encourage arrogant, slob like behavior which further serves to “normalize” this type of behavior.