King Frat Reviews
Couldn't really remember much of it, so I watched it again. Can't believe what a poor poor film this actually is! I would of loved to give this a glowing review. But it wasn't meant to be.
I saw "King Frat" in the early 80s and it is a shameless rip off of "Animal House" which came out a year earlier. John Disantis character Gross-Out is of course an extremely bleak Bluto Blutarsky rip off. And one can find so many other things in "King Frat" that points in the direction of "Animal House", and the former is hardly close to the greatness of the latter. But, in some weird way I did slightly enjoy reseeing the idiocy of the Pi Kappa Deltas. Catchy title song as well.
King Frat is a great film.
Now, when I say great, it isn't amazing. It isn't on the echelon of Avatar or Sin City or any film that has a rucksack full of golden baldie trophies. What is is, pure and simple, is a comedy set in a frat house (ala the name) and it contains some of the most desperate toilet humour known to man. So much so, I believe the film was banned in some countries at one point.
But I digress, what makes King Frat so funny and hilarious and quotable is the antics of the characters. Any grown men who enjoy going to Chinese kitchens and puking in the soup, or participating in National Fart Contests, or even throwing spaghetti at the wall to see if its cooked ("thats ready") can obviously only be found in a frat house. It's the way they go about it that is so funny. After a while the film becomes dependant on this one trick pony, but for all its worth, boy does it wring it.
I would have rated this film higher if by the hour mark the film takes a weird turn down serious/weird territory. True the gags are hilarious, but they start to wane once they leave the comfort of the frat house. Once a guy dressed as a Gorilla gets his penis stuck in a topless cheerleader due to a bumpy ambulance ride (I shit you not) you wonder how the film can possibly become more absurd. That's just it, it cannot and the final third droops like the proverbial penis because of it.
So a great film, but mainly in the aura of quotable gags and one liners. If you don't come away from this film with at least one line to repeat to your friends ("here's your rations Chief") then you haven't got the jist of the film itself. If this isn't your cup of tea, then Animal House may be safer territory... but trust me, this has to be seen to be believed.