Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp offers more of the the goofy hijinks that fans of the cult classic crave, but outsiders might not be quite as enamored.

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This prequel series to the 2001 satirical comedy film of the same name spotlights the antics of counselors and campers at a summer camp in Maine in 1981. As the camp season gets underway, journalist Lindsay (Elizabeth Banks) goes undercover as a counselor; Claude (Jon Slatterly) helps Susie (Amy Poehler) cast the musical; and Beth (Janeane Garofalo) and Greg (Jason Schwartzman) file a lawsuit. The large ensemble cast also includes Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino, David Hyde Pierce and Molly Shannon.

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Critic Reviews for Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (25)

A majority of the storytelling gags rise above the purely juvenile, although sometimes just barely.

Jul 24, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Good things can sometimes come out of that sort of chaos, but that chaos could use some boundaries.

Jul 22, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is a rarity: a sitcom that is funnier than the movie that inspired it.

Aug 3, 2015 | Full Review…
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Too often "jokes" were laboured in this vein, while a conveyor belt of fine actors, from Jason Schwartzman to Janeane Garofalo, were left with little space to act.

Aug 2, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp gets a lot of mileage out of funny names, ridiculous pop culture references and wildly inconsistent accents.

Aug 2, 2015 | Full Review…

The 8-episode series mostly succeeds by sheer force of will. The viewers are so bombarded by jokes that something is bound to tickle you eventually-though truth be told it may take awhile.

Aug 2, 2015 | Full Review…
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As funny as First Day of Camp is, 'euphoric' is truly the most accurate adjective for it.

Nov 22, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

These actors and many, many more return (with a few newbies!) to take us on a camp-tastic voyage through the summer of 1981.

Sep 15, 2017 | Full Review…

So: How is Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, anyway? I loved it. Of course I did. I'm in the target demographic.

Aug 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Fans of the original are likely to enjoy this follow-up, which improves in succeeding episodes after the somewhat lackluster first entry.

Jul 27, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

BrendanN

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It’s good to know the film inside and out, but it’s not mandatory. There are a lot of strange decisions, great cameos, and references to the original film that make it worth seeing for its own merit. Pretty much everyone comes back for this show, and play the same characters but in a vulnerable, innocent way. Some things have definitely changed, because this is set all the way back to the beginning of camp, eight weeks prior. Read more at http://www.bluefairyblog.com/listsandessays/2015/8/7/netflix-has-gotten-wet-and-hot

SpencerS

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