Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj

August 9, 2008

I was to understand that there would be some Van Wilder here. Also, punch and pie. No punch, no pie and no Ryan Reynolds. Also notably missing, the ‘National Lampoon’ stamp of approval…on the bright side, at least there was no Tara Reid.

The plot is a rehash of almost every college film since Revenge of the Nerds – the challenge between fraternities, or in this case, fraternal houses. Do real universities even do that? Someone please tell me, because I have never even heard of that happening in real life, but it happens all the time in movies. Old School‘s variation was at least original – they have to take all the silly tests in order to even qualify as a fraternity.

Much like the original Van Wilder, the pivotal action revolves around massive quantities of dog semen. What I don’t get though, is why the Great Dane would be spraying massive jets of dog spunk everywhere if he was getting it on with the toy poodle. Dogs don’t pull out – as a matter of fact, dogs are funny because they get stuck together when they hump. Every eight year old knows that…

Speaking of glaring plot holes, one of the housemates, Simon, supposedly has a huge schlong and calls Taj and the other housemates in to see it near the end of the film. They all look so surprised, but at the very beginning of the film, Simon arrived at the Fox and Hound’s party buck ass naked. If they had already seen him naked, why would they be shocked at seeing his junk later in the film?

The same guy directed Boat Trip. There’s your problem right there…The Rise of Taj is really not that funny and not worth the time it takes to click ‘record’ on the DVR.

Year – 2006
Rating – R
Runtime – 97 minutes
Genre – Shitty Sequel
Director(s) – Mort Nathan
Writer(s) – David Drew Gallagher
Actor(s) – Kal Penn, Lauren Cohan, Daniel Percival, Glen Barry, Anthony Cozens
BOB Rating – One BOB
Favorite Quote – "As Mr. Van Wilder would say, 'If you can't join them, beat them'." - Taj (Kal Penn)