Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland (2016) Movie Review: If You Liked the Show, You’ll Love the Movie

Drinking Game

Do a Shot: every time drugs are mentioned.

Shotgun a Beer: every time you see Sammy naked.

Take a Drink: every time someone takes a drink.

Do a Shot: every time Thad says something moronic.

Finish your Drink: when the credits roll, to say your final goodbye to BMS.

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Movie Review

The series ended at the end of Alex Morans’ (Darin Brooks) junior season and Thad Castle’s (Alan Ritchson) senior season. We didn’t get to see what became of Thad Castle’s NFL career, and we didn’t get to experience Alex, Donny Schrab (Rob Ramsay), Harmon Tedesco, and Sammy Cacciatore (Chris Romano)- Alex’s best friend and school mascot’s senior season. Well, the creators of the show got together and started a Kickstarter campaign to make a movie. They made their goal and we were blessed with a movie to actually finish up their college adventure.

The movie starts with the beginning of Alex’s senior season. He finally gets to take over the Goat House, which for three years was under the reign of the old King of BMS Thad Castle. Well, there is a new Dean in town and he’s going to auction off the Goat House because the parties at the house have several negative side effects (shocker, I know). Alex decides to ask Thad to buy the Goat House since he just sign a huge NFL deal with a 50 million dollar signing bonus. Thad tells them that if they throw him the party of his dreams he’ll buy the house from them, thus Thadland is born.


Don’t worry, Thad will have plenty of cocaine on his face during the movie.

A Toast

The film keeps the style of humor that the show had, which was really the only thing I was worried about. I thought the movie might go over the top stupid since it’s a bigger budget and they don’t have to censor themselves. Well that fact only helps this movie. Because it was on Spike TV there couldn’t be nudity and they couldn’t cuss, but this time they make the movie how they intended the show to be.

The whole original cast is back minus a couple small characters, like the assistant coach and Debra (Denise Richards). However, all of the main characters are back and they even bring back Craig Shiloh and Radon for the end of the movie. I was glad to see that they didn’t try to recast any of the characters, because that just rarely works.  The best thing is Thad is exactly what you’d expect he’d be like when he has 50 million dollars at his disposal. It’s absolutely ridiculous and amazing to watch. He buys a zoo and calls his rhino a dinosaur, and it’s hilarious.

One thing I always loved about the show was its parodies of movies: Animal House, Training Day, 127 Hours, and so on. So the scene in the film where they parody Apocalypse Now is hilarious. And the other extremely memorable scene, even though it’s not a parody, is when Alex and Mary Jo attempt to have a threesome with a dumb blonde. It starts out as if it were magical, but then it snaps to reality and they are all moaning like morons on the front lawn and definitely not having sex.


Buckle up. It gets ridiculously awesome!

Beer Two

Since they don’t have to censor themselves, Sammy the Mascot was naked way too much for me. You will see his penis a good three or four times, just warning you. Also, there was no Denise Richards! During the series run Richards played Debra, coach Marty Daniels’s ex-wife/wife (they remarry). In the movie, however, she is not even mentioned, and since I’ve had a crush on her since I was about ten, I was a little disappointed.


Seriously, how was Debra not in this?


Even with the Sammy nudity the movie is fantastic. If you were a fan of the TV show and you were disappointed they cancelled the show before giving Alex his senior season you’ll enjoy this movie. It’s a great way to end the show and gives the fans one last wild ride with the great cast.


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