Reviews and discussion about movies, television, podcasts, music and books. The good, the bad and the ugly of everything entertaining.

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
Posted on August 12, 2015 by James Shults

First Aired: July 31, 2015

Creator: Michael Showalter, David Wain

Overall Rating: Good

It’s the first day of summer camp as a group of camp counselors and campers prepare for a big musical to be preformed at the end of the day.

The Good

Everyone’s back! Everyone! The list of names is too long to list but it’s also better not to spoil it. You’ll just have to see for yourself who shows up for the first day of camp. This is just as enjoyable as Wet Hot American Summer but maybe a bit more ridiculous, in the best of ways.

The Bad

The only problem with this is the problem inherent in most prequels. It doesn’t further the story. It does tell individual stories that are new but mostly it’s just concerned with filling in gaps for the characters we already know. It provides back story to characters we were introduced to in the previous movie.

The Ugly

In my review of the original Wet Hot American Summer, I made the point that the cast wasn’t diverse, that it was starkly white. Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp improves upon the original. There is a single black person. That’s improvement!

« « Wet Hot American Summer | Trainwreck » »