“Buddy Games: Spring Awakening” is a disappointing sequel to the original film directed by Josh Duhamel. The story revolves around a group of six unlikeable friends who reunite after a long separation. Their plan is to scatter the ashes of their deceased comrade at the beach resort where they first conceived the “Buddy Games.” However, they are in for a surprise when they discover that the town has been taken over by spring breakers who have their own version of the games. Reluctantly, the group is forced to compete against much younger teams.
Unfortunately, the movie quickly deviates from this premise and introduces a worse plot. Two of the friends fall into the clutches of a strange cult led by a deranged leader seeking to transform alpha males. Meanwhile, the other two embark on a quest to find their deceased friend’s lost love. The film is riddled with tasteless and unfunny gross-out gags, such as consuming a skunk and a failed attempt at referencing Kurosawa.
Overall, “Buddy Games: Spring Awakening” fails on all levels. The characters are unlikable, the humor falls flat, and the storytelling lacks coherence. Duhamel’s direction and the performances by the cast are underwhelming. The movie’s attempts at sincerity in its final scenes only add to its comedic failure. It’s a pitiful film devoid of humor and any redeeming qualities. If anyone claims to find this movie amusing, it’s best to distance yourself from their taste in comedy. Visit afdah movie for more!