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    Posted: November 26 2006 at 7:23am

THE FIRST VAN WILDER WAS OVER 5 YEARS AGO, and ONLY GROSSED $38 MILLION WORLDWIDE. SO WHY HAS THIS SEQUEL EVEN BEEN MADE?  AND IF IT HAD to BE MADE, WHY DIDN'T IT GO DIRECT-to-VIDEO??  COULD THE ANSWER BE...THE INEVITABLE HAS FINALLY HAPPENED: HOLLYWOOD HAS TOTALLY RUN OUT of ORIGINAL IDEAS ???

Generic College Student #2-B: "Nope, nothin' worth seein' down there..." 

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You would think National Lampoon would have realized long ago that no film under their umbrella ever does well, unless the writer's name is Harold Ramis or John Hughes.  How they've even keep going is beyond me...   
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At least the most recent "American Pie" sequel (and even Lampoon's own "Dorm Daze 2") did go direct-to-video. What on Earth are they thinking opening this in theatres??  Bet they'll get their butts kicked at the B.O. --  And deservedly so!
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Looking at the Rotten Tomatoes page for this, I thought for one brief moment that the title character of Taj was going to be played by Aasif Mandvi, who's so hilarious on "The Daily Show." If that were the case, then maybe it would be funny after all...Then I went to the IMDb page for it, and realized it stars Kal Penn of "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle"...oh, well.

Guess it will suck after all! 

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National Lampoon is just sooooooo 70s...
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Why couldn't National Lampoon have died the same way disco did??? The movie-going public would be much better off if it had...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JoeBacon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2006 at 5:43pm
Razzilla, I remember back in the 70s when The National Lampoon WAS funny,  before it degenerated into self-parody. I also remember how cotroversial it was when it first came out. Idiot preachers denounced it as "an X-Rated version of Mad Magazine"...Which only made me want to read it more!
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National Lampoon doesn't exist anymore. The name is a front, rented out to film producers.

Response from Head RAZZberry: Heaven forbid! You're not suggesting Hollywood would pimp out a popular name in a desperate attempt to sell movie tickets...are you?!?!?

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I saw a sneak preview of it yesterday. I'd rate it: ** out of ****.

Wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, but definitely not the worst film of this year. 

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I also liked the magazine...but most of the movies that took their name wound up doing a LOT of damage to their reputation... Not as good as MAD though...but a close second, if you didn't have a copy of MAD nearby... BTW: I believe that Jaws 3 / People 0, if it actually would have made it to the theaters, would have been MUCH better than Jaws 3-D...

Originally posted by JoeBacon

Razzilla, I remember back in the 70s when The National Lampoon WAS funny,  before it degenerated into self-parody. I also remember how controversial it was when it first came out. Idiot preachers denounced it as "an X-Rated version of Mad Magazine"...Which only made me want to read it more!

Response from Head RAZZberry: I, too, fondly recall MAD Magazine (their movie parodies were often priceless) but in the 70s and 80s, I much preferred SPY Magazine to NATIONAL LAMPOON. SPY's series entitled "Separated at Birth?" was often laugh-out-loud funny. My two all-time favorite pairings: Carole Channing & Senor Wences' lipsticked hand, and Bette Davis & The Gnarled Old Apple Trees from WIZARD OF OZ...

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What bothers me most is that the movie titles all start the same way:
"National Lampoon's....etc" as if NL actually owned it or something.
NL has gone the way of "Rolling Stone" magazine, totaly commercial, just another valuable, sellable, brand name,  as they say in the "biz".
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If you have not seen the commericals by now, "Van Wilder - The Rise of Taj" continues the Too Hot for Theaters (AKA Director Cuts) DVD tradition, and comes out this Tuesday...
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The original "Van Wilder" was ok, but this was godawful
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It suffered the "EVAN ALMIGHTY effect":The only reason this movies were made was'cuz supportin'actors from the first movies became famous after,so they decided to give them lead roles.The difference is that one was actually good.

When I saw it,I thought it was bad,but I didn't even considered it to be the worst.However,after checkin'the list of all the movies I saw that year,this one was the worst.
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I just saw VAN WILDER 3.Although I gave 3/10 to all 3 movies,it was the worst by far.Do they even try?
 
I know they're desperate for money,so they use product placement.But we stuff like iPhones,even though it's 1995.
 
It was predictable because it's been literally the same college movie over and over.At least the first 2 had somewhat of an original plot.
 
Why hasn't National Lampoon broke if they only make direct-to-DVD movies?
 
During the sad part,I must admit Jonathan Bennett was actually showing emotions.Too bad the rest of the movie he can't use his skills because he's just imitating Ryan Reynolds.
 
Steve Talley now has a reputation.Remember when I talked about the Rule Of 3(which is from AMERICAN PIE(Talley was in the 5th and 6th movie))?He has done 3 of this movies.Now we'll expect him to continue down that road.
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No, Vits, they don't even try. Trying is too hard. Making a quick buck while half-assing your way through the movie is much easier. Yeah iPhones in 1995, well done National Lampoon, well done. I'm surprised Seltzerberg doesn't have a multi-picture deal with them.
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