After a near week hiatas, I’m finally back from vacation and on the way home, I was able to fully binge the whole season of Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later, the new sequel series to the cult hit from 2001, Wet Hot American Summer. The film is honestly one of the funniest films I’ve ever seen and the prequel series that came out last year was a fantastic continuation of the already funny mythos of this unique and hilarious comedy. So I was really looking forward to seeing what David Wain and Michael Showater, who directed the fantastic film The Big Sick that came out in July, had to offer. Well they didn’t disappoint as this miniseries brilliantly plays off of the jokes from the film and more so the prequel series brilliantly.
As the Camp Firewood characters promised at the end of the film, this series picks up at their 10 year reunion. The characters are now in their mid 20s and all have “their own social security numbers” Every member of the cast is back, save for one who is replaced by another actor due to scheduling conflicts and the joke they make is honestly hilarious. It’s still so funny and amazing to see all these powerhouse comedians and actors all together on screen along with a few surprise appearances, not as many cameos as the prequel series however which is slightly a bummer though helps the series stay a bit more cohesive and contained, well as much as this over the top insane series can.
If I had to rank this series to the prequel series, I’d say that one better although that may be due to the fact that the entire joke of the series was that these actors were playing extremely younger versions of themselves. This series does however have a truly remarkable ending that was like the perfect sendoff of this unique cult trilogy I guess you can call it. The series is on Netflix now and if you’re a fan of the prequel series and film, you’ll definitely enjoy this!
Kyle’s Next Film:
Due to the fact that I couldn’t find the time to watch Kyle’s last swap due to being away, I’m adding five dollars to the pot. So here’s his next film, which is one of the most unique and immersive films I’ve ever seen. A truly polarizing piece of cinema that I think Kyle should most certainly check out!
Cloud Atlas (2012)