8 May 2016 | Wuchakk
Incoherent plot and gibberish for dialogue, but somewhat amusing
Released in 1994, "National Lampoon's Last Resort" stars Corey Feldman & Corey Haim as two young dudes who are magically transported to a Caribbean island after being fired from a fast food outlet and getting evicted. Their mission is to help save the island as they meet various beach beauties. The band Dread Zeppelin perform the theme song during the end credits.
The movie has a crazy vibe, nice beach locations, several beautiful women and the cast looks like they had a fun time, as if they knew it was low-budget trash but chose to have a good time anyway. Unfortunately, the plot is nigh nonexistent and much of the dialogue gibberish, like the screenwriters (term used loosely) had a pot-smoking party during the creation process. I know they were shooting for something in the ballpark of 1985's well-done "Private Resort," but that movie had a discernible plot - however irrelevant - and coherent dialogue. While it bears the "National Lampoon" moniker, it's not worthy of it; not even close. Still, if you're in the mood for a zany island comedy, give it a try, just don't expect anything good. It's mindless, but fun beach-oriented amusement (and I mean "mindless" literally).
The movie runs 90 minutes and was shot on the Cayman Islands and La Habra Heights, California.
GRADE: Borderline C-/D+