Remember a while ago when I said that National Lampoon still manages to get it right every now and then? That was very much the exception to the rule, and there is no better proof of how far they’ve fallen than Pledge This.
Please understand that I take no pleasure in going for easy targets. This is a 2006 National Lampoon film starring Paris Hilton. Lord knows it’s easy to assume it’s going to be bad, and Paris Hilton has certainly gotten her fair share of vitriol thrown against her over the years. I’m not trying to bandwagon on the hate train or anything, and I went into the movie with an open mind, thinking it probably wouldn’t be that terrible. The film’s 1.6 IMDB score was most likely just a byproduct of the public’s negative opinion towards her, I figured. Little did I know that the good folks who visit IMDB were actually overrating it.
I can’t think of anything that went right with this film. The humor is brainless and centers mostly around sex, bodily functions and bullying. This isn’t automatically a bad thing, but when the movie fails to ever be funny, the crudeness of it makes it all the more painful. None of the people involved seem to have any grasp of comedic timing. The plot, as it were, isn’t presented in any coherent fashion. It’s brainless, it’s nasty, it’s mean-spirited and it’s incompetently put together. There are no redeeming factors about this movie. It is hell, and hell is a bad place.
This scene perfectly examplifies the levels this movie inhabits. It contains poop-water spraying everywhere. If that sort of thing offends you, don’t watch the video.