When I received Bachelor Party Vegas in for review, I took a quick glance at the cover and the basic plot and thought to myself ‘Oh, I haven’t seen something like this before.’ I suppose a film like this is a guaranteed profit maker since these films are usually pretty cheap to make and don’t need to involve much big talent or production.
The film beings with the apparent 10 Commandments of the Bachelor World. Some of them are amusing barely cracking a smile, while others are down right bordering st…pidity. We meet five best friends who want to take their best buddy played by Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls) out to Las Vegas for “the wildest, craziest weekend of their lives”. Along the way, we get many a scene that seemingly gets dumber as the film progresses. First up, when the boys arrive in Las Vegas, it appears they’re going to get a lap dance from a stripper. Turns out that this stripper is a old woman. The rest of the scenes, including another lap dance from a bald, fat guy, should have be thrown on the editing floor.
The film is being labeled as a ‘gross-out’ comedy which is definitely correct as I was literally being ‘grossed-out’ during many of the film’s scenes. The only partial redeeming part of the film comes in the form of actor Kal Penn. Penn, who has starred in hilarious films like American Pie and Harold and Kumar, was the one sign I had to hope this film, despite it’s mundane plot, would be a bit funny. Unfortunately for Penn, he must have been on some type of sleeping medication because he is not in top form here.
So the end verdict for Bachelor Party Vegas is a film which had the actors to be funny, but ended up only giving me a few chuckles here and there. The rest of the 80+ minutes (yes, only 5-6 minutes are amusing) is nothing but sex and crotch jokes, which are only funny once or twice. Then they become dull and boring. Skip this film at all costs.
Bachelor Party Vegas is presented in an Anamorphic Widescreen Aspect Ratio of 1:85:1 which looks barely passable for a low-budget film. There are numerous instances of edge enhancement and grain around the 1:08 mark, which was completely un-acceptable. Colors are washed out in a few scenes while flesh tones seemed overly bright. A decent transfer here, but I expected more especially considering Sony backed this DVD.
We’re given a Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio Track for this film. Dialogue was pretty easy to understand, but don’t expect too much unless you want to hear farts and screams in 5.1. No real response from the rears minus a few of the musical selections coming in nicely. Just like the picture, the end result is decent at best.
No Features to speak of minus a few previews.
Bachelor Party Vegas is the type of film that belongs in a frat house as the members of a frat house are the only types of people that would find this film amusing after one viewing. Completely bypass this film, as it will appear on Showtime or HBO in a few months.