Animal House follows a group of fraternity brothers, the Deltas, during a time that they are having problems with their college's dean. It is set in the 1960’s on the campus of Faber College. Animal House shows us the two stereotypical fraternities, first you have the partiers (the main characters - Delta house) that are in a fraternity to have fun. They have the lowest grades on campus, are dirty, haze, and very vulgar towards women. Then you have the their nemesis fraternity (the Omegas), the men that wear the blazers, have rich parents, and are on the good side of the university regardless of their actions. With these, we are given a movie that is full of rambunctious and rebellious activities from the main characters that are trying to irritate the dean and his minions.
The movie starts off with freshmen Larry (Tom Hulce) and Kent (Stephen Furst) who find themselves rejected from Omega house, and then end up at the Delta house. Pretty quickly the two fit right in with the other “misfits” of campus. Because of their transgressions and acts during all sorts of fraternity events and parties, the dean has grown to despise them and becomes an enemy along with Omega fraternity. Soon it’s discovered that Dean Wormer (John Vernon) has decided to get the Deltas expelled and have their chapter’s charter pulled and uncertified. However, the Deltas don’t realize how much trouble they are really in, and continue along their path of drunkeness and misadventures led by Otter (Tim Matheson), Hoover (James Widdoes), Boon (Peter Riegert), and Bluto (John Belushi). Soon enough, Dean Wormer has them all expelled and they devise one last rebellious plan for the homecoming parade.
I would say the only thing that I remotely liked about this movie is the scene while they are "on trial" with the Dean, who doesn't even let the Delta president speak. This is probably the only part that I found funny. I hated this movie in general, and did not think it was very funny or amusing to watch. Though I didn't go to a huge university with a ton of fraternities, the one I did go to didn't have fraternities that acted like this and I hate the stereotypes that this movie suggests (especially the one sorority that is portrayed).
I liked that his movie was on Netflix, so I didn't have to pay to watch it. Holla! But that's it.
I'm giving this movie a "hated it" and would never watch it again nor recommend it for watching. I know there are some people that like this type of comedy, but I am not one of them.
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